Syed Abbas Mehdi



  • Masters of Science (MS) in Economics (The University of Texas at Dallas, located in Richardson, Texas, USA)
  • Bachelors in Business Administration (B.B.A) in Economics (The University of Central
  • Oklahoma, located in Edmond, Oklahoma, USA)


  • Finance writer/Research analyst at RainSoft Financials (Karachi).
  • Statistical Research Specialist II at the Oklahoma State Department of Health (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).
  • Junior Economic Researcher at the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma).
  • Teacher at the Richardson North High school (Richardson, Texas).
  • Intern at the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce (Edmond, Oklahoma).

Research Focus

  • I am interested in analyzing how incomes in emerging markets can be made to converge overtime by changing the underlying set of conditions that engender the haves and have-nots. I am further interested in researching disparities in regional economic development and impediments to growth and what policies can be enacted to remove developmental differentials.As a Junior Economic researcher I had previously researched NAFTA’s trade policies within the existing trade dynamics of Mexico, USA and Canada. Furthermore, I was tasked with assessing the impact of NAFTA’s policies on the oil & gas sector and agricultural commodities grown in Oklahoma.


  • Economic development; income disparities; living standards; comparative economic systems; development studies.