Sahaab Badar Sheikh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,
Social Development and Policy
School Of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


  • Ph.D., Economics, University of California, Santa Barbera, USA – 2020
  • B.Sc., Economics and Mathematics, University of London, UK – 2007


Sahaab Bader Sheikh holds a double bachelors in Economics and Management from the University of London in association with the London School of Economics and Political Science. Having his curiosity piqued by books such as Freakonomics and Mostly Harmless Econometrics, he went on to pursue a Masters in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS).

In 2011, Sahaab joined the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) to put his academic knowledge into practical research. Working as a Research Associate on the Punjab Economic Opportunities Program proved an invaluable education in data handling and fieldwork. Occasionally, he has also consulted for the Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) and Department for International Development (DfID).

In 2014, Sahaab won the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to pursue doctoral studies in economics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his PhD, his research interests revolved around environmental, health and labor economics. His dissertation focuses on the economics of natural disasters, exploring both the impact of disasters on health outcomes and the political economy of disaster relief.

In his short teaching experience, he has been a teaching assistant for Principles of Economics, Statistics for Business and Economics and Mathematical Methods for Economics, and the instructor for multiple STATA workshops.

Sahaab is joining the Social and Development Policy program in the Arts Humanities and Social Sciences School at Habib University where he hopes to hone his teaching skills and pursue an interdisciplinary research agenda.

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