- PhD Student
Musharaf Talpur is a PhD student in the department of Environmental Economics of IVM Institute for Environmental Studies at the VU University Amsterdam. He earned his first master degree in Economics from Quaid-i-Azam University, Pakistan, and his second master degree in Agricultural Economics from Imperial College, University of London, UK, specialising in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics. His MSc dissertation addressed the role of sustainable groundwater irrigation to mitigate irrigation-induced salinisation in Pakistan. At present, Musharaf Talpur is working on a PhD project pertaining to welfare measures and methodological issues in revealed and stated preference models for estimating the recreational economic value of the Indus Delta Mangrove Ecosystem (IDME) in Sindh province in Pakistan. The main objective of this project is to determine overall recreational economic value by combining revealed and stated preference methods to support the sustainable management of IDME. Musharaf Talpur’s main interests are in methodological and econometric issues related to non-market valuation and choice models in particular.
Natural Resource Economics, Mathematical Economics, Applied Econometrics
|1997-1998||MSc Agricultural Economics, University of London, UK|
|1992-1994||MSc Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan|
|1988-1989||BA Economics, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan|
Professional employment history
|2011-present||PhD student, Department of Environmental Economics, Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), VU University, Amsterdam|
|2003-present||Assistant Professor (on study leave), Sindh Development Studies Centre (SDSC), University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan|
|1996-2003||Lecturer, Sindh Development Studies Centre (SDSC), University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan|
|1994-1996||Research Associate, Sindh Development Studies Centre (SDSC), University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan|
2011-2014 PhD scholarship, awarded by the Higher Education Commission (HEC) / University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan
1996-1998 Post-Graduate Scholarship, awarded by the Department for International Development / British Council, UK
Pathan, P. A and Talpur, M. A. (2009), "Cotton Export Policies under WTO: A Case Study of Pakistan-China", Biannual Research Journal of GRASSROOTS, 39, 1–10.
Talpur, M.A. & Taherani, A. (2004). Using economic valuation for sustainable natural resource management: an important aspect of environmental policy making for wetlands in Pakistan. Research Journal of Social Sciences, 4 & 5, 153–167.
Talpur, M.A. & Jariko, G.A. (2001). Policy constraints threatening sustainable groundwater irrigation development in Pakistan. Research Journal of Social Sciences, 3, 43–50.
Talpur, M.A. & Jariko, G.A. (2001). Role of environmental legislation and administration in protecting the environment: the experience of Pakistan. Biannual Research Journal of GRASSROOTS, 23, 75–84.
Talpur, M.A. (2006). Pollution under asymmetric information & environmental regulation, Chapter 13, Section–III: Environmental Governance. In Troubled times: sustainable development & governance in the age of extremes (214–226). Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI), Islamabad & SAMA Publishing Services (ISBN 969-8784-40-3).
Taherani, A. & Talpur, M.A. (2004). The economic value of water and the problem of water scarcity in Pakistan. In Arain, M.A & Khuhawar, M.Y (eds), Environmental, social, and cultural impacts of water scarcity in Pakistan (221–232). Dr. M.A. Kazi Institute of Chemistry, University of Sindh, Jamshoro, Pakistan.