International Politics
  1. Research students
International Politics

Juvaria Jafri Madani

Department: International Politics

Email (City email address):

PhD Title: Informality, Poverty, and Financial Inclusion: An Alternative Perspective on Finance Lead Growth Strategies


MS Social Sciences (Economics)
Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

Honours Bachelor of Arts – (Specialist) Economics and Political Science
University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Overview and research interests

My research explores the role of finance-lead growth models in economic development, with a focus on poverty alleviation/ anti-poverty strategies in developing economies. In particular I am interested in the relationship between the informal economy and poverty and the implications the conceptual evolution of informality has had for poverty alleviation strategies.

Supervisor(s): Dr. Anastasia Nesvetailova, Dr. Bobby Bannerjee

Research Interests: IPE, finance and growth, poverty, informality

Public Presentations and Conference Papers

2015 “Beyond Form and Rule; Making More out of the Informal Economy” (Bucharest, Romania)
Paper included in conference proceedings at Strategica 2015 conference in Bucharest

2014 National Debt Conference (Islamabad, Pakistan)
Participated as speaker and presented on ‘Debt and Freedom’.


SG1022 Producing Social Data (City University)
SG1021 Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics (City University)
LA100 History of Culture (Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan)


2015 “Political stability and inflationary tendencies: Examining the role of the shadow economy”
Research paper co-authored with Dr. Ummad Mazhar. Revised and resubmitted.