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Counsellor, Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the World Trade Organisation, Geneva, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

Development Economics; Political Economy of Trade and Industrial Policies; Global Governance, International Organisations and Negotiations; International Trade Laws and Agreements; Regional Integration and Free Trade Agreements; Globalisation, Economic and Trade History; Global Public Health and Labour Standards.

Key Publications

Chang, H-J; Hauge, J. L.; and M. Irfan (2016), "Transformative Industrial Policies for Africa for the 21st Century. A Report prepared for the United Nations Economic Commission on Africa UNECA).

Stevens, C., Irfan, M., Massa, I., and J. Kennan, 2015, Free Trade Agreements: A rapid Evidence Appraisal. London: Department for International Development (DfID)

Banga, R., Razzaque, M. A., and M. Irfan, 2013, Impact of Trade and FDI Policies on Industrial Development in South Asian Countries, United Nations-Asian Development Bank, Geneva.


  • –present
    PhD student, A Political Economy of Subsidies and Countervailing Measure in International Trade and Development - Issues of Policy Space and the WTO's SCM Agreement, University of Cambridge