Books & Monographs


  1. Pakistan-India Trade: What Needs To Be Done? What Does It Matter?
  2. Pakistan: Economic Challenges and Solutions, Vanguard Press 2023
  3. Ishrat Husain, Aijaz Qureshi and Nadeem Hussain, The Economy of Modern Sindh, Oxford University Press 2019
  4. Michael Kugelman and Ishrat Husain (eds) Pakistan's institutions: We know they matter but how can they work better (Washington D.C. Woodrow Wilson Center 2018)
  5. CPEC and Pakistan's Economy : A Way Forward (Centre of Excellence for CPEC Islamabad 2018)
  6. Governing the ungovernable ( Oxford university press 2018)
  7. CPEC and Pakistani economy : an appraisal (Centre of Excellence for CPEC Islamabad 2018)
  8. Globalization, Governance and Growth IBA Press 2015
  9. Reforming the Government in Pakistan, Vanguard Press, Lahore 2012
  10. Prospects and Challenges for Increasing trade between India and Pakistan Briefing paper Atlantic Council, Washington DC November 2011

  11. Key Issues in Pakistan's Economy, State Bank of Pakistan, 2005
  12. Debt, Dollars and Deficits,  Vanguard Press, 2004.

  13. Current Issues in Pakistan's Economy,  State Bank of Pakistan, 2004

  14. Economic Management in Pakistan 1999-2002,  Oxford University
    Press, 2003.

  15. Leading Issues Facing Pakistan Economy,  State Bank of Pakistan, 2002.

  16. Political Economy of Reforms: Case Study of Pakistan,  Pakistan
    Institute of Development Economics, 1999.

  17. Pakistan: The Economy of an Elitist State, Oxford University
    Press, 1999.

  18. The Challenge of Africa:  The Evolving Role of the World Bank,
    The World Bank.  September 1994.

  19. Adjustment in Africa: Lessons from Country Case Studies, Co-edited
    with Rashid Faruqee, World Bank, 1994.

  20. African External Finance,  Co-edited with John Underwood,
    World Bank, 1991.

  21. Dealing with the Debt Crisis,  Co-edited with Ishac Diwan, World
    Bank, 1989.

  22. The Adequacy of Resource Flows to Developing Countries,
    Washington, Development Committee No. 18, September 1988.

  23. Perspectives on Nigerian Economy, Lagos, Nigerian Institute of
    International Institute, 1987.

  24. Ghana: Policies and Program for Adjustment,  World Bank, 1984.

  25. The Economy of Modern Sind. Institute of Sindiology, 1980.

  26. Rural-Urban Relations in Pakistan, U.N. Center for Regional
    Development, 1977.


  1. "Implications of Liberalizing Trade and Investment with India"


  1. "Human capital and Pakistan's Future in SDPI anthology Corridors of Knowledge for Peace and Development" (Sang e Meel Publications 2019)
  2. "Economic Highs and lows : Analyzing the last 70 years in SDPI, 70 years of Development": The way forward (Sang e Meel Publications 2019)
  3. "CPEC and pakistani economy in Shaukat Qadir et al (eds) CPEC": A reality check National Defence University, Islamabad Sept 2018
  4. Seeking Convergence between Economic Growth and Environmental Protection in SDPI, Pathways to Sustainable Development (Sange meel Publications, Lahore 2015)

  5. The Way forward: Key Islamic Finance challenges and Road Map for Asia in ADB and IFSB, Islamic Finance for Asia ( Manila and KL 2015)

  6. The Economy of Sindh 1972/73- 2012/13 in Sindh through Centuries SMIU Karachi 2015

  7. Key Islamic Finance challenges and Roadmap for Asia in ADB and IFSB, Islamic Finance for Asia Manila and KL 2015

  8. The Future of Sustainable Development in South Asia, SDPI, Islamabad, 2014

  9. Economic Governance and Institutional Reforms in Rashid Amjad and SJ Burki ( editors) Pakistan: Moving the Economy forward, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, 2013

  10. South Asian Economy in 2060 in Adil Najam and Moeed Yusuf ( editors) South Asia in 2060, Anthem Press, 2013

  11. Managing India-Pakistan Trade Relations in Michael Kugelman and Robert Hathaway (eds) Pakistan-India Trade, The Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington D.C. 2013

  12. Ishrat Husain and Rajiv Kumar: "Comparing structural reforms in India and Pakistan" in Philippa De (ed) Economic Reform Processes in South Asia Routledge Press 2012

  13. Ishrat Husain, Retooling Institutions in Maleeha Lodhi (ed) Pakistan: Beyond the Crisis State ( Oxford University Press , 2011)

  14. Governance and Development: A case study of Pakistan in Robert Springborg (ed) Development Models in Muslim contexts (Edinburgh University Press 2009)

  15. “Education, Employment and Economic Development in Pakistan” in Robert Hathaway (ed) Education Reform in Pakistan, Washington, Woodrow Wilson Center, 2005.

  16. “The Economy of Pakistan: Past, Present and Future”, in Robert Hathaway and Wilson Lee (eds), Islamization and the Pakistani Economy. Washington, Woodrow Wilson Center, 2004.

  17. “Preparing for Privatization: Lessons from Pakistan“ in G. Caprio etal (eds), The Future of State-Owned Financial Institutions. Washington, Brookings University Press, 2004.

  18. "Structural Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Progress Report" in U.N. University, Challenges of African Development. Tokyo, U.N. University, 1994.

  19. "Structural Adjustment and Poverty Reduction" in Banco Mondiale and CeSPI, Sviluppo Sostenibile E Riduzione Della Poverta. Rome, CeSPI, 1994.

  20. "Does Structural Adjustment Hurt or Help the Poor" in L. Boer and J. Rooimans (eds). The World Bank and Poverty Reduction. The Hague, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1994.

  21. "Structural Adjustment and Long-term Development of Sub-Saharan Africa." In R. Van der Hoeven, et al., ed., Structural Adjustment and Beyond. London: J. Currey, 1994.

  22. "Trade, Aid and Investment in Sub-Saharan Africa." In D. Rimmer, ed., Africa in Action, London: J. Currey, 1993.

  23. "Regional Integration in Sub-Saharan Africa - Comment." In J. de Melo and A. Panagarya, eds. New Regionalism. The World Bank, 1993.

  24. "External Debt and Foreign Aid." In A. Nasim, ed., Financing Development in the 1990s. Lahore University of Management Sciences, 1992.

  25. "Current Account Surplus in Asia and its Recycling " In Loh Fu-Chen and Akrasanee. N., ed., The Future of Asian and Pacific Economies. (Bombay, Allied Publishers, 1992).

  26. "Capital Flows to South Asian and Asaean Countries" (with Kwang Jun) in SP Gupa and S. Tambunlert Chai, The Asia Pacific Economices: A Challenge to South Asia. (N. Delhi, MacMillan, 1992).

  27. "Finance for. Development: Past Trends and Future Prospects." In Klein, ed., Managing External Debt in Developing Countries. World Bank, 1992.

  28. "Structural Adjustment in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Record, Lessons and Prospects." In A. Duncan. Structural Adjustment in Low Income Countries. Oxford University, Food Studies Group, 1992.

  29. "External Debt and the Development Process." In Klein, T. Managing External Debt in Developing Countries, World Bank Discussion Paper 155, 1992.

  30. “External Debt and Expected Net Flows." (With Ishac Diwan), In Marer and Zecehini, eds., The Transition to a Market Economy. OECD, 1991.

  31. "Organizing for Efficient Debt Management." In Debt Management Systems. World Bank, April 1989.

  32. "Resources for Development." In Burki and Laporte, eds., Pakistan's Development Option During the Eighties. Oxford University Press, 1985.

  33. "Rural-Urban Relations in Pakistan", UNCRD, Nagoya, November 1977.

  34. "The Economy of New Pakistan: A Survey, 1960-1975." U.N. Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), Nagoya, February 1976.

  35. "The Economy of Modern Sind." In Hamida Khuro, ed., Sind Through Centuries. Oxford University Press, 1976.

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