Dr. Murtaza Haider is the Associate Dean of research and graduate programs of the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University. He is also the Director of the Institute of Housing & Mobility. Professor Haider holds adjunct professorship of engineering at McGill University and the University of Toronto. His research focuses on housing markets, urban infrastructure development, transport, and logistics management.
Professor Haider studies the determinants and consequences of sectarian, communal, and religious violence in South Asia with a focus on Afghanistan and Pakistan. The state and the society in both Afghanistan and Pakistan are imploding under the terrorist violence. Despite the enormous scale of the impact of terrorist violence in these countries, there is little academic scholarship exploring the determinants and consequences of such violence. His research interests include documenting the violent episodes, apply advance analytics to separate signal from noise in the ubiquitous episodes of violence, and propose strategies to combat terrorism in South Asia.
His current academic research explores the impact of terrorism on foreign direct investments in Pakistan.