Ammar A. Malik is a senior research associate in the Center for International Development and Governance at the Urban Institute. His research focuses on the causes and consequences of global urbanization, including the spatial structures of cities, the political economy of public service delivery, and the relationship between economic growth and human mobility within cities. He leads the center’s thematic area on global urbanization.
Malik has used agent-based and spatial-econometric modeling to examine various theoretical and policy issues related to rapid urbanization in developing countries. His multidisciplinary research has been published in several academic journals, including Science and Public Policy, Global Policy, South Asia Economic Journal, Pakistan Development Review and the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation. He has previously worked on projects for the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, UNESCO, International Food Policy Research Institute, and Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority.
Malik holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and mathematics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences in Pakistan, master’s degrees in public policy and public affairs from the National University of Singapore and Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and a PhD in public policy from George Mason University.
Centers & InitiativesCenter on International Development and Governance Program on Immigrants and Immigration
Research Report Immigrants and ImmigrationDisplacement and Disconnection? Exploring the Role of Social Networks in the Livelihoods of Refugees in Gaziantep, Nairobi, and PeshawarLoren Landau, Kabiri Bule, Ammar A. Malik, Caroline Wanjiku-Kihato, Yasemin Irvin-Erickson, Benjamin Edwards, Edward MohrJune 19, 2017
Research Report Immigrants and ImmigrationAmmar A. Malik, Edward Mohr, Yasemin Irvin-Erickson, Loren Landau, Caroline Wanjiku-Kihato, Benjamin EdwardsJune 19, 2017
Research Report Neighborhoods, Cities, and MetrosH. Elizabeth Peters, Nan Marie Astone, Ammar A. Malik, Fenohasina Rakotondrazaka Maret, Caroline HellerOctober 2, 2016
Research Report International DevelopmentDynamic Cities? The Role of Urban Local Governments in Improving Urban Service Delivery Performance in Africa and AsiaJuly 13, 2016
Research Report Job Market and Labor ForceJanuary 29, 2016
Research Report Health and Health PolicyApril 30, 2015