A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
Faraz Riaz

PhD Candidate

Research Interests:

Economics of Innovation, Institutional Economics, Economics of Corruption, Economics of Social Classes and Income Distribution


  • PhD Candidate since April 2016, Friedrisch Schiller University Jena, Germany.
  • 2010-2012: M.Phil Economics, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.
  • 2006-2010: BS (Hons) Economics, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.


  • Awardee of HEC Pakistan -DAAD Scholarship for PhD.
  • M.Phil with Distinction.
  • BS(Hons) with Distinction (Silver Medal).

Professional Experience

  • 2013-2015: Lecturer in Economics, GC Univesity Faisalabad, Pakistan.
  • 2011-2013: Visiting Faculty Member, University of Sargodha, Pakistan.
  • 2011-2012: Visiting Faculty Member, Allama Iqbal Open University, Pakistan.


  1. Nasreen, S., Hassan, M. and Riaz, M. F. (2016). Relationship between Corruption, Income Inequality and Environmental Degradation in Pakistan: An Econometric Analysis. Bulletin of Energy Economics, 4(1), 12-22.
  2. Riaz, M. F., Sial, M. H., Nasreen, S. (2015). “Impact of oil price volatility on manufacuturing production of Pakistan. Bulletin of Energy Economics. 4(1), 23-34.
  3. Riaz, M. F., Anwar, S., & Nasreen, S. (2015). Polarization: Its Determinants and Decomposition Overtime In Pakistan. International Journal of Social Ecology and Sustainable Development (IJSESD), 6(4), 77-89.
  4. Shahzadi, M., Riaz, M. F., anwar, S., & Nasreen, S. (2017). How unequal the size of middle class in the rural urban areas of Punjab province: evidence from micro data analysis. International Journal of Social Economics, 44(2).
  5. Saqib, S., Ali, D. T., Riaz, M. F., Anwar, D. S., Aslam, A. (2014). "Taxation Effects on Economic Activity in Pakistan." Journal of Finance and Economics, 2 (6), 215-219.
  6. Suleman, S. , Cheema, D. A. R. , Riaz, M. F. , Yousaf, M. M. , & Shehzadi, A. (2014). Time Series Investigation of J-Curve of Pakistan with Saudi Arabia. Journal of Finance and Economics, 2(6), 210-214.

Contact Information
The Economics of Innovative Change
Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Max Planck Institute of Economics
Bachstrasse 18k Room 007
D-07743 Jena, Germany.

Email: faraz.riaz@uni-jena.de
Phone: +49 176 43843092