Activities at the AERC

Annual International Conference 2019 on: The Economy of Naya (New) Pakistan: Emerging Challenges, Prospects for Change and Road to Prosperity”

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Prof. Dr. Ehsan Rasheed Memorial Lecture on “Evaluation of a year of performance of the current (PTI) government: Challenges, Successes, and Failures” by Dr. Nadeem Javaid

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Prof. Dr. Samina Khalil participated in the fourth CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum at Xian, China on ( 27 – 28 August, 2019 )

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Celebration of 72th Independence Day of Pakistan at Applied Economics Research Centre, University of Karachi

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Welcome to the AERC

The Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), University of Karachi, was established in 1973. The major functions of the Centre are policy oriented Core/academic Research, Contract Research for clients, post-graduate teaching and providing advisory services to the government. The Centre undertakes research on issues in applied economics with a focus on urban and regional economics, agriculture economics, human resource development,public finance, poverty, health and nutrition, industrial economics, trade, environment and gender issues.Research is based on primary data collection carried out by AERC through surveys and analysis of secondary data from published sources. With subsequent growth of the Centre, its activities have broadened to include advance training of economists from all parts of Pakistan.


Director's Message:

Prof. Dr. Samina KHALIL
Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC)
University of Karachi
Karachi, Pakistan
92-21- 99261541 – 43
92-21- 99261547 – 49

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Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC), University of Karachi, is a unique research institute devoted to imparting post graduate level education on one hand and conducting, supporting and encouraging academic and policy oriented research in applied economics and related disciplines on the other. We are performing research on various topics. We publish academic journal, research reports, opinion pieces, and newsletters to the public, and we also seek to exchange opinions with people from various fields through conferences, seminars, and workshops.

As Director of the AERC, I envision our Institute as part of a vital strategy to invest in emerging research fields in applied economics and social sciences that may defy today’s traditional academic classification …



Development Plan

AERC Prospectus 2019