Shahid Mehmood

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
Why don’t we pay taxes?

Why don’t we pay taxes?

It is crass anti-intellectualism to repeat this old, tired mantra. Published 18 Sep, 2017 07:05am
Uncertainty after Panama

Uncertainty after Panama

In the short term, the continuity of policies regarding CPEC is essential for maintaining macroeconomic growth. Updated 03 Aug, 2017 09:43am
Religion & economic growth

Religion & economic growth

Belief is central to understanding the riches of those who disseminate religious knowledge. Published 18 Jul, 2017 02:00am
The Bitcoin frenzy

The Bitcoin frenzy

The rise of electronic currencies is relative to the decline of trust in conventional investments. Published 26 Jun, 2017 03:38am
A premature victory lap

A premature victory lap

How seriously should we take Pakistan’s recent positive credit ratings? Published 27 Mar, 2017 06:51am