Dr. Farah Asif

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Postdoctoral Fellow, AMEA Trainer

Institute of Development Research and Development Policy
Ruhr-University Bochum
Universitätsstr. 105, Room 2.01
44789 Bochum


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  • Doctorate (PhD) in International Development Studies, Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Ruhr University Bochum
  • Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) in Economics, Quid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Economics, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Research Interests

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Sustainable Development Challenges for Developing Countries
  • Impact Evaluation of Development Interventions
  • International Trade and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)


At the Institute of Development Research and Development Policy, Ruhr University Bochum:

  • International Economic Relations (Lecturing, 2009 - 2014)
  • International Trade (Tutoring, Summer 2012)
  • Mining Economics and Management (Training Program, May – August 2016)

At the International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan (Lecturing, 2001 - 2005):

  • International Trade, Project Appraisal and Management, Islamic Banking and Finance and Pakistan Economy

Current Research Project

Academic Mining Education in Afghanistan (AMEA) project funded by DAAD and GIZ


Impact of Foreign Affiliation on the Livelihood of Low Income Rural Households: A Case Study of Pakistan


Mentoring of Master Thesis

The Determinants of Child Labour in Afghanistan: The Case of Mazar-e-Sharif