Archive for July 2018

Radical Paradigm Shift

An excellent article written by Dr. Asad Zaman While logical positivism is rarely discussed in classes, it is deeply embedded in the foundations of economics and econometrics. Even though it is a failed philosophy, the mistake is subtle and difficult to detect. Linked post below explains my own experiences with absorbing and then unlearning this … Continue reading »

Posted July 21, 2018 by Uzma in Blogs

National Poverty Report 2015-16

Since 2001, the Planning Commission of Pakistan has been estimating the national poverty line. From 1990 to 2011-12 nutritional inadequacy is used to measure poverty line. However, keeping in view of recent dynamics, the poverty line is now calculated by using the cost of basic needs. The present report presents national poverty number, along with disaggregation at rural-urban level. … Continue reading »

Posted July 20, 2018 by Uzma in Blogs