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Humna Ahsan


Humna is currently a Macroeconomics PhD student being funded by the School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester.

Humna graduated in 2008 with BSc in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan.  During 2008-2009, she worked in Lahore as a Research Analyst in Punjab Resource Management Program (PRMP), a program funded by the Asian Development Bank.

In 2010, she completed her MSc in Economics from The University of Manchester. Her master's dissertation, supervised by Dr Emranul Haque, was entitled “Human capital and economic growth in developing countries: Does corruption play a role?” The dissertation examined the role of corruption in explaining the link between human capital and growth.

Research interests

Humna is a member of the Macroeconomics, Growth and Development research area group. She is currently researching on the effects of corruption on both income inequality and growth through human capital investment.


  • Prof Keith Blackburn
  • Dr Emranul Haque


Humna is a teaching assistant for:

  • ECON10041 Microeconomic Principles
  • ECON10042 Macroeconomic Principles

Contact details

Economics, School of Social Sciences
University of Manchester 
3rd Floor, Arthur Lewis Building
Oxford Road 
M13 9PL Manchester, UK