Abid Aman Burki is Professor Emeritus of Economics in the CNM Department of Economics at Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He joined LUMS in August 2002 and served as Professor of Economics from 2005 to 2021. During his tenure, he also held key administrative roles, including Founding Graduate Program Director of Economics (2002–2020) and Director of the Centre for Management and Economic Research (2003–2010). Prior to LUMS, he was a professor (1999–2002) and Head of the Economics Department (2000–2002) at Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), where he began his academic career in 1985. Dr. Burki has also held teaching positions at Kansas State University and BZ University.

His teaching interests span applied micro econometrics, the economics of poverty and income distribution, agricultural and food policy, development economics, and microeconomic theory. His teaching philosophy emphasizes practical, laboratory-style learning in applied research and policymaking. 

His current research focuses on topics such as technical efficiency and productivity, willingness to pay and contingent valuation, the health sector, agricultural sector, industrial sector, and issues related to inequality and poverty, and climate change. He has authored or co-authored over 100 articles, book chapters, and professional reports. His scholarly work has appeared in esteemed publications such as World Development, Energy Economics, Applied Economics, Land Use Policy, Journal of Economics and Business, Economics Bulletin, Journal of Development Effectiveness, Pakistan Development Review, among other respected journals.

He has secured numerous research grants and served as a consultant for various prestigious organizations, including the Government of Pakistan, the World Bank, UNICEF, UNESCO, the World Health Organization, the International Food Policy Research Institute, Benazir Income Support Program, Water Aid in Pakistan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, Nestle Pakistan, Tetra Pak Pakistan, Indus Motor Company, the German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ), Oxfam, and the International Growth Centre, among others.

He has authored/co-authored numerous influential reports, including Situation Assessment and Willingness to Pay by Rural Households for Improved Water and Sanitation Services in Selected Districts of Punjab (2023), WaterAid in Pakistan/PRMSC/World Bank; Determining the Health Costs of Inadequate Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (2023), WaterAid in Pakistan; From Swimming in Sand to High and Sustainable Growth (2022), World Bank Group; Relative Importance of Risk Factors of Stunting, Underweight and Wasting in Under Five Children in Punjab (2022), UNICEF & Punjab Bureau of Statistics; Unlocking Potential to Close the Yield Gap of Dairy Farms in Punjab, Pakistan (2020), Tetra Pak Pakistan; Exploring the Extent of Selected Dimensions of Inequality in Pakistan (2020), Oxfam; Economic Impact of Pakistan’s Dairy Sector: Lessons for Building Sustainable Value (2019), Tetra Pak Pakistan; Access to Quality Health Services at Public Facilities and Healthcare Financing in Pakistan (2019), Oxfam; Impact Assessment of Microfinance in Pakistan (2018), Pakistan Microfinance Network (PMN); Identification of Contributing Factors for Alarmingly High Wasting Rates in Certain Districts of Punjab (2018), UNICEF; Out-of-School Children in the Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh Provinces of Pakistan (2013), UNICEF; Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Pakistan (2013), UNICEF; Industrial Policy, its Spatial Aspects and Cluster Development in Pakistan (2012), Ministry of Industries & Production, Islamabad.

He has supervised four PhD dissertations, 90 MPhil, and master's theses. He is an active member of several high-level government committees and task forces and serves as a referee for numerous academic journals. Since 2019, he has held the position of Chairperson of the Board of Directors at AGAHE Pakistan. He earned his PhD in Economics from Kansas State University and was honored with the President of Pakistan's Academic Distinction Award, Izaz-i-Fazeelat, in 2001.

Burki, A. (2021). Using measures of efficiency for regionally targeted smallholder policy intervention: The case of Pakistan's horticulture sector. Land Use Policy, 101, doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3488010.

Ahmad, S. & Burki, A. (2016). Banking Deregulation and Allocative Efficiency in Pakistan. Applied Economics, 48 (13), 1182-1196.

Burki, A., Khan, M. & Malik, S. (2015). From Chronic Disease to Food Poverty: Evidence from Pakistan. Pakistan Development Review, 54 (1), 17-33.

Burki, A. (In Press 2015). Group-Based BDS Matching Grants and Farm-level Outcomes in Pakistan. Journal of Development Effectiveness, 7 (1), 43-63.

Jung, H., Burki, A. & Khan, M. (2012). Supply of Dairy Products in Developing Countries. Economics Bulletin, 32 (4), 3213-3223.

Burki, A. & Ahmad, S. (2011). The Impact of Bank Governance on Bank Performance in Pakistan. Lahore Journal of Economics, 16, 271-300.

Burki, A. & Khan, M. (2011). Formal Participation in a Milk Supply Chain and Technical Inefficiency of Smallholder Dairy Farms in Pakistan. Pakistan Development Review, 50 (1), 63-81.

Burki, A. & Ahmad, S. (2010). Bank Governance Changes in Developing Countries: Is There a Performance Effect?. Journal of Economics and Business, 62 (2), 129-146.

Burki, A. & Niazi, G. (2010). Impact of Financial Reforms on Efficiency of State-owned, Private and Foreign Banks in Pakistan. Applied Economics, 42 (24), 3147-3160.

Burki, A., Khan, M. & Bari, F. (2004). The State of Pakistan's Dairy Sector: An Assessment. Pakistan. Pakistan Development Review, 43 (2), 149-174.

Burki, A. & Khan, M. (2004). Effects of Allocative Inefficiency on Resource Allocation and Energy Substitution in Pakistan's Manufacturing. Energy Economics, 26 (3), 371-388.

Burki, A. & Aslam, S. (2000). The Role of Digital Technology and Regulations in the Diffusion of Mobile Phones in Asia. Pakistan Development Review, 39 (4), 741-748.

Khan, M. & Burki, A. (2000). Estimating Allocative Efficiency and Elasticities of Substitution in the Large-scale Manufacturing Sector of Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, 16 (1&2), 49-63.

Khan, M. & Burki, A. (1999). Technical Change and Substitution Possibilities in Pakistn's Large-scale Manufacturing: Some New Evidence. Pakistan Economic and Social Review, 37 (2), 123-138.

Ali, C., Ahmad, E., Burki, A. & Khan & Khan, M. (1999). Industrial Sector Input Demand Responsiveness and Policy Interventions.. Pakistan Development Review, 38 (4), 1083-1099.

Burki, A. (1999). Efficiency Wages in Pakistan's Small Scale Manufacturing. Lahore Journal of Economics, 4 (1), 1-22.

Burki, A. & Fasih, T. (1998). Household's Non-leisure Time Allocation for Children and Determinants of Child Labour in Pakistan.. Pakistan Development Review, 34 (4), 899-914.

Burki, A. & Shah, H. (1998). Stochastic Frontier and Technical Efficiency of Farms in Irrigated Areas of Pakistan's Punjab.. Pakistan Development Review, 37 (3), 275-291.

Burki, A. & Terrell, D. (1998). Measuring Production Efficiency of Small Firms in Pakistan. World Development, 26 (1), 155-169.

Burki, A., Khan, M. & Bratsberg, B. (1997). Parametric Tests of Allocative Efficiency in the Manufacturing Sectors of India and Pakistan. Applied Economics, 29 (1), 11-22.

Burki, A. (1997). Estimating Consumer Preferences for Food Using Time Series Data of Pakistan. Pakistan Development Review, 36 (2), 131-153.

Burki, A. & Afaqi, U. (1996). Pakistan's Informal Sector: Review of Evidence and Policy Issues. Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics, 12 (1), 1-30.

Burki, A. (1995). Review of Efficiency Wage Models of Labor Market: Theory and Evidence. Asia-Pacific Development Journal, 2 (2), 73-90.

Burki, A. & Iqbal, N. (1994). Review of Agricultural Pricing Policies in Pakistan: The Choice for a Just Price. Asia-Pacific Development Journal, 1 (2), 91-105.

Burki, A. & Iqbal, Q. (1991). Earnings Functions in Pakistan's Urban Informal Sector: A Case Study.. Pakistan Development Review, 30 (4), 695-703.

Burki, A. (1989). Economic Regulation and the Consequences of Regulatory Reforms in Motor Carrier Industry in the U.S. Pakistan Journal of American Studies, 7 (1), 48-62.

Burki, A. (1986). Utilitarianism of J.S. Mill: A Criticism. Pakistan Journal of Social Sciences, 12, 109-118.