Muhammad Waqas Akbar

Muhammad Waqas Akbar
Shenzhen University · Economics

Ph.D
Postdoctoral Fellow

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Introduction
Muhammad Waqas Akbar currently working as a post-doctoral fellow at Shenzhen University, China. His research interests are, Green Economy, Green Finance, Climate Change Mitigation, Energy Economics, Environmental Economics, Sustainable Development, and Public Finance.
Additional affiliations
March 2018 - present
Shanxi University of Finance and Economics
Position
  • Research Assistant
September 2015 - June 2017
Government College University Faisalabad
Position
  • Lecture
Description
  • Taught Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Public Finance, Mathematical Economics, International Trade, Major issues of Pakistan, Statistics.
October 2013 - November 2015
Government College University Faisalabad
Position
  • M.Phil
Description
  • Title of research project " Efficiency analysis of Rural Health Centers of Faisalabad, Jhang and Toba Tek Sing"
Education
October 2017 - June 2020
Shanxi University of Finance and Economics
Field of study
  • Public Finance
September 2013 - December 2015

Publications

Publications (14)
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The present study aims to contribute to the existing literature by examining the role of institutional quality in the nexus of disaggregated energy sources and environmental degradation for belt and road initiative countries. To empirically support the theoretically presented propositions, a series of analytical techniques are used, such as LLC, IP...
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The previous studies focused on environmental issues, identifying their root causes, urging prompt action to reduce environmental degradation. In this context, the current article extends the literature by incorporating the ecological impacts on the health sector and the role of sustainable development. The present study adds to the body of knowled...
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In the recent years, fintech industry of the fourth industrial revolution has grown multifold, which raised the concerns of scholars over the excessive usage of electricity. This paper places contribution to the existing literature by analyzing the impact of fintech industry on environmental efficiency across selected EU countries. We also utilized...
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The greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by human activities are the leading cause of rapid climate change. High energy consumption projects in the BRI initiative have more impact on the environment. Therefore, fiscal policy instruments are essentials to combat climate change. This paper explores the impact of fiscal policy instruments, FDI, en...
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In recent years, a growing body of research has focused on the environment and economic growth nexus. However, there has not been much research done on how environmentally friendly technologies and institutional quality affect pollution levels. It is found that in developed countries, the rate of environmental deterioration has slowed thanks to mor...
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Climate change due to global warming is becoming a major global issue over the past few decades. The emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gasses cause global warming. Most carbon emissions come from energy sectors, whereas transportation, industrial, and residential sectors are among the chief contributors. The present study invest...
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Belt and road initiative (BRI) contains the transport, construction, and energy‐related projects to push the wheel of economic development of BRI's participant at the cost of ecological consequences. These sectors are highly energy‐intensive and upsurge the CO2 emission. Energy efficiency and renewable energy are considered two essential solutions...
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Sharing economy is emerging phenomena in commercial marketing and growing very fast in all over the world especially in China. This study tries to investigate the trust level of people on the online sharing economy platform and the factors behind that trustworthiness. Primary data has been collected from DiDi users in Shanxi, China through monkey s...
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The Chinese economy traces an outstanding economics growth and development by utilizing its natural resources and cheap labor force along with environmental problems. China is focusing on policies related to technology for people’s well-being. Despite this, about 2 million Chinese are going to die yearly due to air pollution regarding the Global Ai...
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As one of the world's largest economies, Chinese economy is maintaining the rapid economic development along with the cost of environmental degradation. The role of fiscal policy instruments is still unknown in the Chinese pollution equation. To do this, the present study is an effort to quantify the nexus of fiscal policy instruments and environme...
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This study calculates the efficiency of Rural Health Centers (RHCs) and investigates the impact of other variables affecting the efficiency of RHCs. The study considers 29 RHCs, 13 of District Faisalabad, 9 of Toba and 7 of Jhang; a survey was conducted to collect data from each RHC for the year 2016. Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) model was utili...
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Additional energy demand is needed to accomplish the mega-projects of the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI). As energy consumption is one of the prime determinants of environmental degradation, the present study investigates the impact of energy inequalities on environmental degradation along with financial development. The entropy approach is applied t...
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Willingness to pay (WTP) for vaccination of hepatitis disease is a good measure to monetize the physical effects of a disease into monetary values. Therefore, the present study aims to find the willingness to pay for self-paid vaccines for hepatitis and its determinants in an industrial district Faisalabad, Pakistan. Primary data was collected from...
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To know the unknown in the official records is the dilemma that almost faced by every country around the world. In the developing countries like Pakistan this problem is more than the developed ones. The reason behind this scenario might be that their tax systems are more stable and that no one needs to hide the economic activities in the fear to b...

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