Faculty Profile

Dr. Waqar Akram


Contact Member

E-mail : waqar.akram@iba-suk.edu.pk
Office Extension : 4084


Waqar Akram is a young and vibrant personality, serving at Sukkur IBA University, Pakistan as a Professor. He is a mid-career professional specialized in Development Economics with focus on rural economic development, especially; rural financial markets, rural livelihood, food security, agriculture marketing and Agri-business. He has also contributed in body of knowledge on environmental sustainability highlighting rural fuel energy choices. He completed his Post-Doc as Fulbright fellow from Oklahoma State University in 2015 and Doctorate from University of Sargodha, Pakistan in 2008. In addition to this he is managing a collaborative Degree Program of Agri buziness that has special features of collaboration of two distinguished universities: University of Agriculture, Faisalabad and Sukkur IBA, University.


Degree From Major Year
Post Doc Oklohoma State University, USA Economics 2015
Ph.D UoS, Sargodha, Pakistan Economics 2008
M.Sc (Hons) UAF, Faisalabad, Pakistan Agri-Economics 2005
B.Sc (Hons) UAF, Faisalabad, Pakistan Agri-Economics 2002


# Title Author(s)
1 Adoption of improved cookstoves in Pakistan: A logit analysis Jan , Inayatullah
, Sabir Ullah
Akram , Waqar
Khan ,P. Noor
M. Asim , Syed
Mahmood , Zafar
2 Effect of Conflict on Farmers’ Income from Tomato Crop in Kurram Haider , Zeeshan
Jan , Inayatullah
Akram , Waqar
3 An Analysis of Inclusive Growth for South Asia Akram , Waqar
, Yasser Javed
, Ihtsham Ul Haq Padda
4 Determinants of Microfinance Institutions’ Efficiency in South Asia during Financial Crisis: A Two-Stage Analysis Akram , Waqar
, Ubedullah Yashkun
, Syedah Shan
, Suman Shaikh,
5 Bi-directional Causality Between Remittances and Poverty: An Empirical Evidence From Pakistan Yasmin , Iram
Hussain, , Zakir
Akram , Waqar
Yasmin , Nazia
6 Economic Freedom and Growth Nexus in Selected South Asian Countries Anwar , Sofia
, Quaratulain
Akram , Waqar
7 Willingness of rural communities to adopt biogas systems in Pakistan: Critical factors and policy implications Jan , Inayatullah
Akram , Waqar
8 Is mission Drift providing to be more successful for microfinance Institutions in South Asia during financial Crisis Period Ahmad , Shan E Syedah
Abdi , Umer Syed
Akram , Waqar
Syed , Hina
9 Impact of Microfinance on Poverty Reduction: A Case Study of District Faisalabad , Imtiaz Aisha
Mehmood , Zahid Hafiz
Akram , Waqar
Irfan , Muhammad
10 Understanding Pesticide Use Safety Decisions:Application of Health Behavior Theory. , Khan Muhammad
Husnain , Iftikhar Ul Muhammad
Mahmood , Zahid Hafiz
Akram , Waqar
11 Determinants of Occupational Choice among Four Provinces of the Pakistan Irfan , Muhammad
Anwar , Sofia
Akram , Waqar
Ramzan , Saima
Waqar , Irum
12 Female labor force participation in formal sector: An empirical evidence from PSLM (2007–08) Khadim , Zunaira
Akram , Waqar
13 Factors Leading to Adoption of Biogas Technology: A case Study of District Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan Iqbal , Sufdar
Anwar , Sofia
Akram , Waqar
Irfan , Muhammad
14 Does Long Duration of the Degree Exhaust the Students? A Case Study of Government College University Faisalabad Irfan , Muhammad
Akram , Waqar
Ramzan , Saima
16 An Investigation of Poverty, Income Inequality and Their Shifters at Household Level in Pakistan Nisar , R
Anwar , S
Hussain , Z
Akram , W
17 Occupational Gender Segregation and Its Determinants, an Analysis of Pakistan Labor Force Market , Irfan M
Anwar , S
Akram , Waqar
Waqar , I
18 The Perception about the Biogas Technology Adoption: A Case Study of District Faisalabad (Punjab, Pakistan). , Akram WAQAR
, M Irfan
, Iqbal S
,Waqar I
19 Role of Investment in the Course of Economic Growth in Pakistan Hashmi , Hussain Maaida
Akram , Waqar
Hashmi , Amjad Amara