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Mohsin Said KHAN

Mohsin Said KHAN, economist in the field of Domestic Monetary and Financial Theory and Institutions; International Trade Theory; Balance of Payments; International Finance. University Fellow, Columbia University, 1969-1970; Student, University London, 1971-1972.

Background

  • KHAN, Mohsin Said was born in 1946 in Lahore, Pakistan.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan, 1966. Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Philosophy London School of Economies and Political Science, London, United Kingdom,1969, 1975. Master of Arts Columbia University, 1971.

    Career

    • Economics, International Monetary Fund, 1972-1978. Research Fellow, London School of Economies and Political Science, London, United Kingdom, 1975-1976. Adviser, Central Bank Venezuela, 1975-1976.

      Assistant Division Chief, Assistant Director Research, International Monetary Fund, 1978-1981, 2. Adviser, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, District of Columbia., United States of America, since 1982. Association Editor, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, since 1980, Pakistan J. Applied Economics, since 1980.

      International Editorial Board Pakistan Development Review, since 1980.

    Major achievements

    • University Fellow, Columbia University, 1969-1970. Student, University London, 1971-1972.

    Views

    Research has focussed mainly on the theory and estimation of the demand for money and foreign trade relationships. In the money demand area, studied issues of parameter stability and proposed alternative methods for specifying and testing regression equations involving variable parameters. These approaches were utilised extensively in the modelling of the inflationary process, including hyperinflations.

    Work on estimating import and export functions for both developed and developing countries showed that price responsiveness was much larger than had earlier been thought. Recent research has been directed towards formulating small-scale open-economy models which integrate the real and monetary sectors through emphasising the role of monetary disequilibrium in the behaviour of key macroeconomic variables.

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