With a Masters degree in Quantitative Economics (Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan) and a PhD in Economics (University of Wales, Aberystwyth, Prof Toseef has 32 years experience in teaching at university level in different parts of the world and research experience in forecasting models, development economics and Islamic economics.
His professional career began as a research associate in the Gallup Pole of Pakistan. He then served as a lecturer, assistant professor, associate professor and professor in universities in Pakistan (University of Baluchistan, International Islamic University, BZ University), as a research associate in the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, as a visiting professor at MIHE, as a Professor at the University Sultan Sharif Ali, Brunei, as a scholar in residence at El Camino Community College, Los Angeles, USA and as a professor of Economics at Taibah University, Madinah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
He has published one book and more than 50 articles in refereed international journals besides contributing numerous conference papers in different international conferences held in Canada, Australia, Iran, Bahrain, Indonesia, China, Malaysia, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. One of his papers entitled "The Role of Technology Spillovers in Convergence" won Emerald Literati Network 2011 Awards for Excellence.