M.Phil and Phd from the Faculty of Economics, Cambridge University, UK.
B.A. in Economics and Social Thought from Lawrence University, Wisconsin, USA.
Asad has been with the Collective since its inception, but actively started working as Senior Research Associate in 2003. Previously, Asad has worked as Senior Economist at the Social Policy Development Centre from 1995 to 1997. He was then Director of Research at the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research from 1997 to 2000. In 2001-02, he was Visiting Research Fellow at the Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), University of Karachi. In 2002-03, Asad was awarded a fellowship by the Asia Scholarship Foundation to conduct research on Thailand. He was associated with them as a Research Fellow at the Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok.
Political Economy of Growth and Structural Change, Industrial Policy in Developing Countries, New Institutional Economics, Labour Market Dynamics in Developing Countries, Social Protection, Macroeconomic Policy with special reference to growth, debt management and poverty alleviation, Political Economy of Corruption
Reports and Publications at the Collective
Kabeer Dawani and Asad Sayeed, Pakistan’s Pharmaceutical Sector: Issues of Pricing, Procurement and the Quality of Medicines. SOAS University of London: Anti-Corruption Evidence (ACE) Research Consortium Working Paper 012. August 2019.
Asad Sayeed, Khurram Husain and Syed Salim Raza, Informality in Karachi's Land, Manufacturing and Transport Sectors: Implications for Stability. United States Institute of Peace, Peaceworks No. 114. May 2016.
Haris Gazdar, Yasser Kureshi and Asad Sayeed, The Rise of Jihadi Militancy in Pakistan's Tribal Areas. in A. Sundar and N. Sundar eds. Civil Wars in South Asia: State, Sovereignty, Development. New Delhi: Sage India. November 2014.
Asad Sayeed, Employment Program in the Flood Affected Areas. ILO. May 2011.
Asad Sayeed, Gains from Trade and Structural Impediments to India-Pakistan Trade. E. Sridharan, ed., International Relations Theory and South Asian Regional Cooperation, Vol. II. Oxford University Press, Delhi. 2011.
Asad Sayeed and Ali Cheema, Addressing Economic Distress Through Public Works: The Case for Pakistan. December 2010.
Asad Sayeed and Radhika Balakrishnan, Why Do Firms Disintegrate? Towards an Understanding of the Firm-level Decision to Subcontract and its Implications for Labor. in ed. William Milberg, Labor and the Globalization of Production: Causes and Consequences of Industrial Upgrading. Palgrave Macmillan, Hampshire. 2004.
Asad Sayeed, Violence as a Handmaiden to Development? The Story of Capital Accumulation in Thailand. Paper Presented at the First South Asia Fellows of the Asian Scholarship Foundation Conference, New Delhi, November 7-8, 2004.
Asad Sayeed, Income Patterns of Woman Workers in Pakistan: A Case Study of the Urban Manufacturing Sector. The Lahore Journal of Economics. Vol 8, No.1. 2003.
Asad Sayeed, Pakistan's External Debt Burden: Causes, Complexities and Remedies. Research Report No. 45. Social Policy and Development Centre, Karachi. 2003.
Asad Sayeed, Sub-Contracting: The Push and Pull Dynamics. in ed. R. Balakrishnan, The Hidden Assembly Line: Gender Dynamics of Sub-Contracted Work in the Global Economy. Kumarian Press, Bloomfield, Connecticut. 2002.
Asad Sayeed, Should There Be a Minimum Wage in Pakistan? The NIPA Journal. Vol 7, No2. 2002.
Asad Sayeed, State-Society Conjunctures and Disjunctures: Alternative Explanations of Pakistan's Manufacturing Performance. in eds. K. Nadvi and S.M. Nasim, The Post-Colonial State and Social Transformation in South Asia: Essays in Honour of Hamza Alavi. Oxford University Press, Karachi. 2002.
Asad Sayeed, Household Characteristics, Poverty and Indebtedness Among Woman Workers In Urban Pakistan. NIPA Journal. Vol 7, Number 4. 2002.
Asad Sayeed, Structural Adjustment and its Impact on Women. Pakistan Perspectives. Vol 7, No.2.
Asad Sayeed, Structural Adjustment and Poverty in Pakistan: Is there a Causality? NGORC Journal. Vol 1, No. 2. 2001.
Asad Sayeed and Saba Gul Khattak, Sub-Contracted Women Workers in the Global Economy: The Case of Pakistan. SDPI Monograph Series No. 15. 2000.
Asad Sayeed, Growth and Mobilisation of the Middle Classes in West Punjab: 1960-70. in ed. P. Singh, Punjabi Identity in a Global Context.. Oxford University Press, Delhi. 1999.
Asad Sayeed, Labour Market Policies and Institutions: A Framework for Social Dialogue. Study Conducted as part of the Country Employment Policy Report, Pakistan for the ILO, Geneva in 1999 .
Asad Sayeed, External Debt: What are the Options? Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics. Vol XV Nos.1&2. pp.79-85. 1999.
Asad Sayeed, Political Economy of Corruption in Pakistan: Locating Structural Features. in ed. N. Tahir, The Politics and Economics of the Market Economy in Post Cold War Europe: Lessons for South Asia.. University of Karachi Press, Karachi. 1998.