Do not ban crypto

We are squandering the natural crypto potential that exists in the country

The paradox of gas prices

How fixing prices destroys consumer welfare

Can the sun be taxed?

Like all good things must come to an end, sales tax has been imposed on solar panels.

Riding disruption

The ‘new economy’ could mean a lot of changes (and money) for Pakistan. If they get the right environment

What the December T-bill drama means

The SBP is trying to inject liquidity and provide cheaper money to commercial banks

DMing for price and praying at Data Sahib

There is much to talk about this week, beginning with the classic question of why instagram stores insist on having you “DM...

The unicorns are here and it’s time to invest in our tech infrastructure

Investing in the Pakistan tech infrastructure stack that will power our tech unicorns

The challenges at the end of the tunnel

More seasoned governments have failed at these end-of-term difficulties. Will the PTI do any better?

2021: What just happened? What comes next?

A year that started off very strong is ending on a starkly different note. Where will the next year take us?

The futility of exchange rate curbs

The nature of markets around the world is such that a few developments result in a snowball effect

How (not) to induce market failure

Once in surplus, pricing structures of no economic sense mean there is now a shortage.

Financial inclusion and chair politics – this week in Pakistan’s business and economics twitterverse

Once again i am beating the old drum about having financial inclusion for women. It is a tiring proposition to bring it up...

Are our economic managers flying blind?

The Dismal Science is also an inexact science, yes. But our horrible statistics departments have made it look like astrology

What it means to build a team

  "No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team." -...

Is China eating Pakistan with the FTA?

The trade deficit with China has surged faster than with any other country since the exemptions under the agreement went into effect