A Joint Programme of Friedrich Schiller University and the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena
Muhammad Ali

Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Interests: Knowledge Dynamics, Economic Diversification, Innovation, Economic Growth, Human Development


  • 2012-2015: PhD, Economics of Innovative Change, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany.
  • 2010-2012: Masters in Economics and Finance,Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2008-2010: Masters in Philosophy (Economics), University of Karachi
  • 2007-2008: Masters in Applied Sciences (Economics) Applied Economic Research Center, University of Karachi.
  • 2004-2006: Masters in Commerce (Finance),Federal Urdu University, Karachi
  • 2002-2004: Bachelors in Commerce, University of Karachi


  1. Czech Government Scholarship for Masters in Economics and Finance in Charles University Prague.
  2. Received Award from Prime Minister of Pakistan Mr. Syed Yousuf Raza Gilanion winning first prize in report writing competition on the theme of “Connecting People with Disabilities: ICT Opportunities for All” on World Telecommunication and Information Day held on 17th of May 2008 in Marriott Hotel Islamabad.
  3. Won second prize in all Pakistan essay competition organized by Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock on behalf of United Nations. Theme of the essay was “Challenges of Climate change and Bio-energy” for World Food Security Day 16th October 2008.
  4. Won second prize in all Pakistan essay competition organized by Ministry of Youth Affairs, Pakistan. Theme of the essay was “Impact Of Economic Growth On Poverty Reduction With Special Reference To Pakistan” December 2009.
  5. Received scholarship throughout M.A.S program in University of Karachi.

Contact Information
DFG Research Training Program „The Economics of Innovative Change“
Friedrich Schiller University Jena and the Max Planck Institute of Economics
Bachstrasse 18k Room 211
D-07743 Jena, Germany.

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