Dr. Maazullah Khan

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Dr. Maazullah Khan

Associate Professor of Practice

Qualifications: PhD (Erasmus University), MSc (Erasmus University), MBA (Quaid-i-Azam University)
Research Interests: Policy analyses, impact evaluations, corporate governance, investigation of economic disparities

Education and Career

Dr. Khan earned his PhD in Development Studies from International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, the Netherlands. In his doctoral thesis, he examined reasons of non-participation in a microfinance program; estimated returns to capital in microenterprises; and investigated gender-based heterogeneity in business returns. Dr. Khan earned MSc in Financial Economics from Erasmus University. In his master’s thesis, he analyzed the interaction of two identical firms in a price reciprocating competition in a mixed strategy game and investigated the value of non-drastic innovation. Dr. Khan also has an MBA degree from Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and Bachelors of Science degree in Mathematics from University of Peshawar, Pakistan.

Dr. Khan brings diverse domestic and international industry experience to the School of Management Sciences. In 2001, he started his central banking career with State Bank of Pakistan. As Deputy Director, his main responsibility was to examine and evaluate the risk management framework of the bank and advise senior management for improvements in internal controls and risk management systems. In his last assignment, he was associated with Microfinance Department where his main responsibility was to develop and promote an inclusive financial system in Pakistan. He and his team successfully implemented various mobile branchless banking solutions which enhanced poor’s access to finance by manifold. Describing this success, the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) termed Pakistan’s microfinance industry as a ‘laboratory for innovation’. After his PhD, Dr. Khan moved to Canada and worked for Honda. He worked proactively with Business Development team on modelling and forecasting corporate sales targets.

Dr. Khan research interests include policy analyses, impact evaluations, corporate governance and investigation of economic disparities.

Research Publications

  1. Khan, M. and Bedi, A.S., 2021. Returns to Interest-free Microcredit: Evidence from a Randomised Experiment in Pakistan. Journal of Development Effectiveness, pp.1-15.