Safdar Khan is currently a PhD candidate in Economics from the Bond University, Australia. He obtained M. Phil. in Economics from Q.A. University, Islamabad and M. A. in Economics from Punjab University, Lahore. He has been Economics Analyst in the State Bank of Pakistan (central bank) since 2003. He is also a member of Euro Area Business Cycle Network (€ABCN).
He has been selected for 3 times by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to participate in their applied policy research programs. He received training respectively in Macroeconomic Modelling & Forecasting, and Theory & Empirics of Growth from IMF regional office Singapore and IMF head Quarters Washington D.C., USA where Neil R Ericson (Senior Economist, Fed) and Prof. Xavier Sala-i-Martin were instructors.
Khan is recipient of prestigious awards as an employee, student and researcher. These awards include ‘Departmental Commitment Award’, ‘Organizational Competence Award’, ‘PVC-research Scholarship’, ‘Dean’s Scholarship’, ‘Murray Award for Educational Citizenship’, ‘Vice Chancellor’s Academic Excellence Award’, Dean’s Academic Excellence Award’, Best Performance in the Subject Award’, ‘Merit Scholarship’ and ‘2011 Publication Award’.
He has published 8 papers in the peer reviewed journals, 5 specialized research sections/chapters in the periodical publication. He has also published 5 working papers and 7 unpublished research projects in different subject areas of Economics.