About Author

Dr. Nisar Hussain Hamdani

Prof. Dr. Syed Nisar Hussain Hamdani

Professor of Economics and Director Kashmir Institute of Economics, UAJK

Mobile: +92-345-7914313

Phone: +92-5822-960489

Fax: +92-5822-960457

Email: nisarhamdani@gmail.com



  • Chairman, HEC National Sub-Committee on 'Economics'
  • Member Board of Governors, AERC, Karachi University
  • Member, HEC Committee for Development of Social Sciences & Humanities in Pakistan
  • Member HEC National Curriculum Committee [Economics]
  • Member, HEC Committee on Multi-disciplinary Journals
  • Evaluator of research grants proposals, National Research Program for Universities, HEC
  • Member HEC Special Committee for research journals, monitoring of research projects and development of SOPs for implementing HEC policies
  • Subject Specialist Public Service Commission
  • Chairman, Education Reforms & Integration Committee, constituted by the President of AJK for reforms in general, technical and madrassah education
  • Member, State Domestic Commerce Development Committee, Government of AJ&K


  • PhD Economics (Quaid-i-Azam University;2004), Topic: Religiosity as a Factor in Time Allocation Behavios
  • M. Phil Economics (Quaid-i-Azam University;1997), Topic: Effect of Return Migration on Technology Transfer


  • Wertheim Fellowship (Harvard University; 2006), Topic: Religiosity and Rehabilitation Patterns of the Victims of Pakistan Earthquake 2005
  • Postdoc HEC Fellowship (London School of Economics; Jan-Jun 2008), Extension in Divine Economics (construction of Religiosity Scales for economic analysis)
  • Postdoc HEC Fellowship (Harvard University; Jun-Dec 2008), Extension in Divine Economics (Economics of religious and spiritual human capital)