Shahid Mehmood

Why do we go to the IMF?

Why do we go to the IMF?

We are importing not only raw materials, but also the services to sustain them over the long term. Updated 23 Sep, 2022 08:43am
Pakistan’s economic potential

Pakistan’s economic potential

Despite the difficulties, there are many aspects offering considerable potential in terms of economic growth. Published 11 Aug, 2022 08:53am
An interest-free economy?

An interest-free economy?

For near-zero rates to happen in Pakistan, the present order of things would need to change drastically... Published 21 May, 2022 06:21am
Oil and the dollar’s hegemony

Oil and the dollar’s hegemony

Despite the financial panic of 2007, wars, Covid-19 and Trump, the dollar retains its dominance. Published 31 Mar, 2022 07:05am
An economic collapse?

An economic collapse?

Ironically, the firefighting that passes for economic management in Pakistan is couched either in terms of ‘welfare’ or ‘incent... Updated 14 Jan, 2022 08:27am
Internet and economic growth

Internet and economic growth

The availability of the internet has become absolutely critical in today’s economy. Updated 13 Aug, 2021 08:22am
Pakistan’s dead capital

Pakistan’s dead capital

Like physical capital, a lot of intellectual capital-related business ventures die because the laws required to facilitate them Published 11 Jun, 2021 07:12am
Economics of vaccines

Economics of vaccines

Why is there no domestically produced vaccine, or even a semblance of an effort to produce it? Updated 28 Mar, 2021 08:26am
Mortgaging Pakistan

Mortgaging Pakistan

This government’s economic management seems to be built upon blaming every folly and failure on ‘previous governments’. Published 05 Feb, 2021 08:18am
The Chinese economic miracle

The Chinese economic miracle

The pursuit of long-term goals has never come at the expense of the private sector in China. Published 15 Jan, 2021 07:33am
Will capitalism eat itself?

Will capitalism eat itself?

Something is rotten at the heart of global capitalism’s working, a system that has worked for humanity’s progress over time. Updated 18 Dec, 2020 08:05am
Economics beyond the ordinary

Economics beyond the ordinary

What this country needs is a transformation, and not doses of palliatives that only lessen the pain but prolong the misery. Published 17 Sep, 2020 07:10am
Petrol and excuses

Petrol and excuses

The overall cost to the people could be formidable, something that trolls and ministers rarely discuss. Published 15 Aug, 2020 07:13am
The default option

The default option

Default is not as scary as it is made out to be. Published 26 Nov, 2017 06:57am
Why the West grew rich

Why the West grew rich

The separation of religion from statecraft set the stage for European ascent. Published 25 Oct, 2017 06:51am