Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Abubakar Siddique

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. Economics
Federal Urdu University, Islamabad
+92 (55) 389-2989 Ext. 135


Dr. Hafiz M. Abubakar Siddique is working as Assistant Professor of Economics at the Department of Business & Commerce, GIFT University Gujranwala since 2019. He completed his Ph.D. in Economics from Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Islamabad in 2021. He did his MPhil in Economics from Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad in 2015, and he received his MSc in Economics from Quaid-I-Azam University Islamabad in 2013. His research interests include Development Economics, Health, Energy & Environment, Trade and Financial Development. He has published more than 36 research papers in national and international journals as well. He has supervised the research dissertation of 7 M.Phil. Students. Currently, he is supervising 3 MPhil Students. He teaches Principles of Microeconomics, Principles of Macroeconomics, Public Economics, Basic Econometrics and Applied Econometrics.

Teaching Interests

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Public Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Basic Econometrics
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Mathematical Economics

Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Health
  • Energy & Environment
  • Trade and Financial Development

Selected Publications

  • Liaqat, R., Waseem, M., Siddique, H. M. A., and Majeed, M. T. (2021). Health Outcomes of Poverty: Evidence from around the Globe. Bulletin of Business and Economics,, 10(3), 43-55.
  • Majeed, M. T., Shehzadi, I., & Siddique, H. M. A., (2021). The Financial Development and Poverty Nexus: The Role of the Institutions. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, 31(1), 47-75.
  • Mohey-ud-din, G., Ullah, S., & Siddique, H. M. A., (2021). Association between Community Mobility Patterns and daily Covid-19 cases: Some Preliminary Evidence from Pakistan. Palarch’s Journal of Archaeology of Egypt/Egyptology,, 18(6), 56-61.
  • Nawaz, A., Majeed, M. T., & Siddique, H. M. A., (2020). Institutional Governance and Climate Change Nexus: A Panel Data Analysis. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, 30(2), 203-233.
  • Siddique, H. M. A., and Kiani, A. K., (2020). Industrial Pollution and Human Health: Evidence from Middle Income Countries. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 27(11), 12439-12448.
  • Shehzadi, I., Siddique, H. M. A., & Majeed, M. T. (2019). Impact of Political Instability on Economic Growth, Poverty and Income Inequality. Pakistan Business Review,, 20(4), 825-839.
  • Kiani, A., Ijaz, F., & Siddique, H. M. A., (2018). Determinants of Agricultural Exports of Pakistan: An Application of Gravity Model. The Dialogue, 13(4), 467-478.
  • Siddique, H. M. A., Usman, S., & Ishaq, J. (2018). Financial Development and Economic Growth Nexus: The role of Energy Consumption. Journal of Quantitative Methods, 2(2), 43-55.
  • Siddique, H. M. A., Majeed M. T., & Ahmad H. K., (2016). The Impact of Urbanization and Energy Consumption on CO2 Emissions in South Asia. A research Journal of South Asian Studies, 31(2), 745-757.
  • Siddique, H. M. A., & Majeed M. T., (2015). Energy Consumption, Economic Growth, Trade and Financial Development Nexus in South Asia. Pakistan Journal of Commerce and Social Science, 9(2), 658-682.