Rafia Zafar

Assistant Professor of Economics

Areas of Expertise/Research

  • Applied Econometrics
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Development Economics


25 Broadway, 7th Floor


Room 7-46


212-925-6625 | Ext. 248



Rafia Zafar


Ph.D., Econometrics and Quantitative Economics, Fordham University
     Dissertation: Essays on Intergenerational Mobility
     Committee: Subha Mani (Chair), Sophie Mitra, and Andrew Simons
M.A., Economics, Fordham University,
M.Sc., Economics, Lahore School of Economics
B.Sc., Economics & Finance, Lahore School of Economics




The Textiles and Garments Sector: Moving Up the Value Chain (with Naved Hamid & Ijaz Nabi) (2014), The Lahore Journal of Economics, 9, pp 283-306)


Work in Progress

• Intergenerational Mobility in Income and Consumption: Evidence from Indonesia. Working paper at the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, City University of New York
• Multi-generational Mobility in Education
• Do Preferences for Redistribution vary by Poverty and Inequality?

Awards & Honors

  • Alumni Dissertation Fellowship, Fordham University
  • Teaching Fellowship, Fordham University
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Fordham University • Omicron Delta Epsilon, Fordham University
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Fordham University
  • Graduate Assistant Fellowship, Fordham University
  • Merit Scholarship (100 percent), Lahore School of Economics
  • Merit Scholarship (75 percent), Lahore School of Economics

Post Doctoral Work

Research Associate (Postdoctoral Scholar) Aug 2021- 2023 | Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality, CUNY