Department of Economics, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar (SBBWUP)
October 2012-present, Asst. professor, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, Peshawar
Honor and Awards
HEC Scholarship for PhD
International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS), 2017.
Graduate Students Postdocs Undergraduate Students Honor Students
2010-2012 Masters 1. Ms. Hina Farman
in 2. Sara Masood
Economics 3. Beenish Iqbal
October 2011 – March 2012
Assistant Statistician, Communities Analytical Services Division, The Scottish Government, UK
Brief Statement of Research Interest
My research interest is mainly about Economics of Development Studies and Wellbeing
Shams. K and Kadow. A. (2019). The relationship between subjective well-being and work-life balance among labourers in Pakistan. Journal of Family and Economic Issues. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10834-019-09631-5.
Kadow. A and Shams. K. (2018). Issues in European Integration and Economic Inequalities, published, Lit Verlag. ISBN 978-3-643-90309-9. Series: Writings on international economic policy; edited by Prof. Dr. Friedrich L. Sell.
Shams. K and Kadow. A. (Summer 2018, Part I). Happiness across the life span: Evidence from urban Pakistan. FWU Journal of Social Sciences, 12(1), 17-30.
Shams. K and Kadow. A. (2017). Happiness across the life span: Evidence from urban Pakistan. Book of abstracts (online) of the 15th ISQOLS Annual Conference,isqols2017.org; Quality of Life: Towards a better society, held on September 28 - 30, 2017, Innsbruck, Austria. Original research abstract, page 62.
Shams. K. (in Press). Budgetary allocations, literacy rate and number of primary schools in district Peshawar, Pakistan: linkages and empirical evidence. FWU Journal of Social Sciences.
Shams. K. (2016). Developments in the Measurement of Subjective Well-Being and Poverty: An Economic Perspective”, Journal of Happiness Studies, 17(6), 2213-2236.
Shams. K. (2015). Income and Health Satisfaction: Evidence from Rural Pakistan. Journal of Happiness Studies, 16(6), 1455-1474.
Shams. K. (2015). The relationship between economic and health indicators in Rural Pakistan. Quality & Quantity,49(3), 1121-1134.
Shams. K. (2014). Determinants of Subjective Well-Being and Poverty in Rural Pakistan: A Micro-Level Study. Social Indicators Research, 119(3), 1755-1773.
Shams. K. (2012). Income inequalities and well-being in rural Pakistan, published, Lambert Academic Press (LAP).
Shams. K. (2010). Income inequality in rural Pakistan: sources and decompositions. FWU Journal of Social Sciences, 4(1), 18-38.
Shams. K., et. al. (2009). Population, environment and poverty in Pakistan: linkages and empirical evidence. Environment Development and Sustainability, 11(2), 375-392.
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Other Research or Creative Accomplishments
Selected Professional Presentations
Presented paper, “Determinants of happiness in urban Pakistan: A cultural perspective”, at the 17th ISQOLS annual conference: Happiness in a Multicultural World. University of Granada, Spain, 4rth -7th September, 2019.
Presented paper, “On the causes of subjective wellbeing in labour market: Evidence from Pakistan’s industrial estates”, at the 16th ISQOLS annual conference: Promotion of quality of life in the changing world. The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 14th -16th June, 2018.
Presented paper, “Happiness across the life span: Evidence from urban Pakistan”, at the 15th ISQOLS annual conference, Innsbruck, Austria, 27-30 September, 2017.
Presented paper, “Remittances, Poverty and Income Inequality in Rural Pakistan: Linkages and Empirical Evidence”, at the 6th International Scientific Agriculture Symposium, “AgroSym 2015”, Jahorina, East Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 15-18 October, 2015.