Economist Atif Mian awarded prestigious ‘John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship’

The PTI government in 2018 canceled his appointment to its Economic Advisory Council after facing intense backlash for appointing a member of the minority Ahmadi community.

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Atif Mian

The renowned Pakistani-American economist, Dr. Atif Mian, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Guggenheim Fellowship in Economics.’

The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation awards the Fellowship to people who have already demonstrated an exceptional productive scholarship or an extraordinary creative ability in the arts.

Since its establishment in 1925, the foundation has granted nearly $400 million in fellowships to over 18,000 individuals. The Fellowship is awarded, among Nobel laureates, members of all the national academies, Fields Medal, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Turing Award, Bancroft Prize, National Book Award, and other internationally recognized honors.

Dr. Atif is a scholar in the field of finance and macroeconomics. He is regarded as one of the world’s top young economists.

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf led federal government in 2018 canceled his appointment to its Economic Advisory Council (EAC) after facing intense backlash for appointing a member of the minority Ahmadi community.

Following the government’s decision, the economist, in a tweet, said, “For the sake of the stability of the government, I have resigned from Economic Advisory Council. The government was facing a lot of conflicting pressure regarding my appointment from many Muslim clerics and their followers.”

Last year, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi canceled a seminar of Atif Mian due to the “threats the university administration was receiving from extremists.”

What are your views on this? Share in the comments bar below.

  • توبہ کریں جی، چھی چھی
    ہمارا ایمان خطرے میں پڑ جاتا ہے، عاطف میاں کے نام سے

  • In this country we ask the faith of the scientist before acknowledging his work.
    We didn’t give a damn about a Nobel laureate because his faith was different to ours , why would we care about the winner of John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship.

  • And what is the purpose of this post, there are dozens of beat economies and 100 of great economists in the world, and he is none of them.

    The guy is an academic, and academics can never match practisers.

    Economies are not build by an economists but the skill of the people, Pakistan needs to produce and if it is producing quality goods, it’s economy will boom regardless of who the economist is.

  • Qadiyani kafir hay lanti hay murtad hay tab tak kisi qadiyani ko izat ni milay gi jab tak wo mirzay pay lanat bhej k muslmaan na ho jaye


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