Dr. Rao Muhammad Atif is working as Assistant Professor in the department of economics at CUI, Lahore. He earned his Ph.D. degree in economics, specializing in International Trade, from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China. He is teaching various courses to undergraduate and graduate classes. These courses include business economics, international economics, microeconomics, and international political economy.
His research in international trade emphasizes the role of tariff and non-tariff trade barriers on exports efficiency. In addition, he is also working on firm-level determinants of exports, especially the relationship between firm productivity and the domestic political and economic environment. More recently, he has been working on the role of financial sector development on the environment.