Business Research Seminars - 28
How to Teach Principles of Economics Keeping in View of Economic Principles of Islam
8.04.2019 12:00
YER : AB1-1302
School of Management and Administrative Sciences

Dr. Fahim Khan

With Master’s degree in Statistics and Masters degrees in Political Economy and Development Economics and with Ph. D in Economics from Boston University, USA, Dr. Khan has more than 40 years of experience in economic policy & planning, teaching & training, institutional capacity building, academic & policy oriented research and advising & consulting.
He had the opportunity to work in the area of Economic policy and planning while working for the Ministry of Planning, Government of Pakistan for 13 years in various senior positions. His important works are related to the issues concerning project planning and evaluation, international economics, macro-econometric planning and forecasting models. His earliest research on effective exchange rate in Pakistan proved instrumental in rationalizing the highly overvalued currency of Pakistan in the early 1970s. He also played a leading role in developing and using planning and forecasting models for macroeconomic planning of the country.
In the context of institutional capacity building, he played an instrumental role in establishing and enhancing the capacity of the School of Economics of International Islamic University. As Director of the School of Economics, he not only managed to develop the undergraduate and graduate programs of the School but also recruited and managed qualified faculty for school of Economics as well as for the University (as he, often, had to officiate as Vice President Administration of the university). In Director level position in Islamic Development Bank, he built and enhanced the research and training capacity of Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI).
He developed a Business Centre at the Riphah International University, Islamabad to offer a graduate program in Business and Finance and to provide advisory, consultancy and training services in the field.
He advised several national and international bodies on issues relating to economics, finance and Sharia. In 2000, When the Supreme Court of Pakistan, asked the central bank of the country to form a high level commission to transform the financial system of the country and to conform to sharia, his services were borrowed from Islamic Development Bank to be the adviser to the Governor, State Bank of Pakistan and to be the member/secretary of the high level commission. The work of the commission is the basis of the Islamic financial system now in practice in Pakistan.
In the teaching and training field, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses and conducted specialized training programs at International Islamic University Islamabad, Quaid i Azam University Islamabad, Riphah International University Islamabad, Darul Hikmah Jeddah and Islamic Research and Training Institute of IDB in Jeddah. He taught and trained in areas like Microeconomics, Macroeconomics Statistics, Econometrics, Management and Finance and specially Islamic Economics and Islamic Finance,. He advised and examined Master’s level and PhD level Theses in Pakistan and abroad.