Dr. Ghazal Zulfiqar has a PhD in Public Policy from the University of Massachusetts, Boston, an MSc in Development Finance from the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi. 

Prior to joining LUMS she was faculty at the University of Massachusetts’ (UMASS) Department of Economics. She also worked as a policy researcher at UMASS' Center for Social Policy where she was involved in policy evaluations and consultancies for the Massachusetts’ Department of Early and Secondary Education, the Department of Transitional Assistance, the Massachusetts government’s homelessness prevention initiative, and several private foundations.

Her policy experience includes rural development in the southern United States. Apart from this she has worked in international project finance and investment banking at Citigroup, Inc. in Pakistan and the UK with projects spanning the African continent and South Asia.

Research Interests

The global political economy of labor, class, and global finance.

Affiliation / Honours

  1. Co-chair elect of the Academy of Management's (USA) Critical Management Studies Division
  2. Associate Editor at the journals Human Relations (ABDC=A*) and Organization (ABDC=A) 
  3. Academy of Management Learning and Education (AMLE) Best Paper of the Year Award 2021
  4. Best Paper Awards for 2019 and 2020 at the Academy of Management Conferences.  
  5. University of Massachusetts Boston's Public Policy Book Award - 2014 

Industry Focus

Informal economy