Activities at the AERC


Pakistan, IMF and the Way Forward

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A Discussion on the PIDE – Reform Agenda for Accelerated and Sustained Growth

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Pre-budget Webinar: Expert Proposals and Recommendations

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Monetary Policy of Pakistan: Challenges and Pitfalls

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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

Prospectus 2021

Research Report

Review of Current Sharecropping Arrangements in Sindh


“On the Elusive Search for Social Justice under Democratic Capitalism since Adam Smith”
by Prof. Dr. Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi

ADMISSIONS: M.A.S. / M.Phil. Programme (Morning Session: 2021-22)

This is with reference to the Advertisement of Admission in M.A.S./M.Phil. Programme at AERC, published in this Newspaper on APRIL 25, 2021. All the interested students are informed that the Admission Process Deadlines have been EXTENDED to JULY 26, 2021.