Associate Professor/Director, Institute of Business & Management, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan.
Muhammad Nasir Malik is an Associate Professor and Director of the Institute of Business & Management at the University of Engineering & Technology, Pakistan. He holds a Ph.D. in Finance and a Master’s degree in Business & Information Technology and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) member status in 2009. Before joining academia, he served in multinational organizations specializing in treasury management. Dr. Malik’s teaching interests span corporate finance, portfolio management, and alternative investments. His research interests include disaster risk finance, sustainable development, behavioral finance, inclusive growth, and peace and conflict studies.
He has published several research papers in reputed journals. He has worked on two projects funded through the CHRHS research seed grant program of Brown University. The first project aimed to investigate the coordination issues in relief distribution mechanisms in flood-prone areas of Pakistan. The objective was to identify gaps in planned relief activities designed by the government and actual relief services provided in flood-affected areas and develop a model for efficient humanitarian logistics in post-flood scenarios. The second project explores the impact of the global war on terror on vaccination programs, particularly the poliovirus, in Pakistan. It assesses how the conspiracy theories have influenced the administration of polio vaccination campaigns in the core areas of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Baluchistan. The project further investigates the implications of the conspiracy theories on the recent COVID-19 vaccinations in the country.