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Rana Saeed


Fields of Specialization

Primary: Population Economics, Applied Econometrics

Secondary: Monetary Economics, Public Economics


Title: Three Essays on the Dynamics of the Ontario Social Welfare Programs Benefit Receipt" 
Committee: Professor Byron Spencer, Professor Arthur Sweetman, Professor Emile Tompa, Professor Katherine Cuff


Ph.D. Economics, McMaster University, Expected April 2018

M.A. Business Economics (Co-op Option), Brock University, 2011

Ontario College Graduate Certificate (Honours) - College Teachers Training for Internationally Educated Professionals, George Brown College, 2008

Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education, Institute for the Advancement of Teaching in Higher Education, 2008

M.Phil Economics, Quaid-I-Azam University, 1996

M.A. Economics, Bhauid-Din Zakaria University, 1993


  • Present - Instructor, Department of Economics, McMaster University
  • 2011-2016 - Teaching Assistant, McMaster University
  • 2009-2010 - Teaching Assistant, Brock University
  • 2008 - Instructor, George Brown College
  • 1995-2006 - Assistant Professor,  Muhammad Ali Jinnah University & Punjab College of Commerce


Research Experience

  • ‘On the Dynamics of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) Benefit Receipt’, Job Market Paper
  • ‘Length of Stay on the Ontario Disability Support Program: A Duration Analysis’
  • ‘The Exit Rate of Immigrants in Ontario from Disability Support: A Flexible Parametric Duration Model’, work in progress
  • ‘The Demand for Ontario Social Assistance: A Decomposition Analysis of Social Assistance Expenditures Growth’, work in progress