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Mathematical and Statistical Models in Economics, Finance and Applied Sciences: Analysis and Methods

Call for Papers
First Annual Conference of Centre for Mathematics and Statistical Sciences
Lahore School of Economics
Mathematical and Statistical Models in Economics, Finance and Applied Sciences: Analysis and Methods
January 9-10, 2015

Lahore School of Economics First Annual Mathematics and Statistics Research Conference will take place on January 9-10, 2015 at the main campus. The conference will be organized by the Centre for Mathematics and Statistical Sciences (CMSS), Lahore School of Economics. The main goal to organize this Conference is to provide an opportunity to eminent mathematicians, physicists, statisticians, economists and social scientists from all over the country to come together and learn from each other.

Mathematical and Statistical models play a vital role in many disciplines related to Economics, Finance and Natural Sciences. In this conference we try to integrate analysis, models and methods in the scope of natural sciences as well as social sciences framework. The Economists study dynamical systems for sustainable Economic growth. Stochastic differential equations are the standard models for financial quantities important in financial market. Biologists (Epidemiologists) investigate the determinants of health-related states (including disease) using mathematical tools. Potential topics, of this conference, include but are not limited to:

  • Empirical Analysis in Economics, Business, Finance and Social Sciences
  • Probability theory and applications
  • Regression Analysis, Sampling surveys, Categorical Data Analysis, Time Series Analysis and Forecasting, Operation Research, Design of Experiment.
  • Economic growth theory
  • Optimal control
  • Differential equations modeling natural and economic models
  • Financial models e.g. Hamilton–Jacobi equation, Hamilton–Jacobi–Bellman equations, Option models, Black–Schole models
  • Symmetries, Differential Equations, and Applications
  • Modeling and Math Biology
  • Decision analysis
  • Fuzzy Set theory
  • Fixed point theory and applications
  • Fluid Mechanics
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 10/20/2014 10:00:00 AM,

The Environment of Small Cities of Pakistan

Call for Papers
First Annual Conference of Department of Environmental Science and Policy
Lahore School of Economics
“The Environment of Small Cities of Pakistan”
April 16-17, 2015

From Gwadar in the south to Skardu in the far north, small cities of Pakistan are in the throes of change spurred by social and metabolic processes of global urbanization. While this transformation is uneven and varied it is a trend towards incorporation of the local and small scale in the circuit of global capital. E-waste recycling in Bhakkar or burgeoning health and agro-chemical commerce in Jampur exemplify developments destined to have far reaching socio-ecological consequences.

All cities exist in a larger industrial and commercial system. Historically small cities of Pakistan represent a diversity of local production and associated culture. The growth of large cities signified the dominance of centralized power but the continued existence of smaller urban centres reflected the natural demand of their hinterland and limits of technology. Today their size is restricted because of the drain and limit of their capital. In a few cases economic globalization and technological innovations have allowed these limits to be transgressed, arrested growth or promoted it in new and different directions. Depletion of small cities is on the rise as cultural and material capital flows towards the larger cities of Karachi, Lahore and Faisalabad. This cultural, demographic and economic depletion of small cities is creating increasing inequality and bipolarity of the urban system.

The local discourse on the environment of cities has to move away from metrics of pollution, population and technological fixes to a holistic view of the social and metabolic processes of urbanization. There is need for empirical study of particular characteristics of small cities that are growing or declining. To investigate how the communities of small urban centres are responding to the challenges of urban development and the contradictions within these processes of change. The imperative issues of resilience, reduced energy consumption, local initiatives and self reliance, food security and food sovereignty, changing character of social and community life, transport, threats to resource recycling, relation of local economy to the global economy need to be addressed.

Scale of settlements is a perennial theme in the search for ‘sustainable environments’, the conferencewould revisit the same as unhampered access and expanding enclosures radically alter the dimensions of urban settlements. The aim of the conference is to build a deeper, ecological narrative of environmental change in small cities of Pakistan based on empirical research unfettered by narrow disciplinary boundaries.

Suggested themes:

Demographics and migration in small towns.
Social Capital and economic growth in small cities.
The role of education in environmental change.
The culture of small cities; language, media and cultural production.
Exchange versus use value in small city development.
Comparative View: Small Cities in India, Europe, Africa, Latin America.
Historical View: Urban System(s) and Small Cities.
The Future of Small Cities in Pakistan.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 10/17/2014 10:40:00 AM,

Quality Standards

Mr. Mohammad Ali Toosy delivered guest lecturers at Lahore School of Economics on September 29 and October 1, 2014. Mr. Toosy is known as a management guru and with a vast experience in the field of Quality Management and Six Sigma.

The aim of these sessions were to make BBA students understand the importance of quality standards in order to generate higher revenues. The main topics covered include:
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 10/17/2014 10:35:00 AM,

Consumer Insight

Mr. Umer Ghumman, Head of Business Development at Tetrapak visited Lahore School of Economics and delivered a lecture to the graduating class of MBA on October 01, 2014 on Consumer Insight.

Consumer behavior is an important element to market successfully whereas consumer insight is important for the success of a particular brand or product. He talked about changing market and social trends and how consumer perception and demand could make a product or brand successful. While talking about consumer insight he said that “insight” was the core of everything. He also explained the difference between observation and insight.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 10/17/2014 10:35:00 AM,

Global Environment

Mr. Aurangzeb Bhatti, Head of Training at NetSol Technologies was invited to the Lahore School of Economics to deliver a lecture to the graduating class of MBA on October 03, 2014. Talk focused on global environment (next 20 years), major trends, challenges the youth will face, career opportunities around the world and the concept of emerging leadership.

The speaker gave a brief introduction of NetSol Technologies. Mr. Bhatti then talked about population and its rapid increase, pollution, re-shuffling of economical power, ecological imbalances, loss of species, mass migration of humans due to weather and land erosion, water and food shortage, fast depletion of fossil fuel reserves and race for alternative energy resources. He then discussed the emerging internet world and major technology breakouts.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 10/17/2014 10:34:00 AM,

Advance Corporate Finance

Mr. Mudassar Aqil, President FINCA Microfinance Bank, was invited to Lahore School of Economics to deliver a lecture to the graduating students of MBA enrolled in the course of Advance Corporate Finance on September 26, 2014.

While giving a brief introduction of FINCA he told the students that FINCA started its operations in South America for farmers. Spreading rapidly it acquired Kashf Microfinance Bank one and a half years ago in Pakistan. Currently it operates in 80 cities in Pakistan. Quoting Dr. Yunus he said that poor people were a better credit risk than rich people.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 10/14/2014 10:17:00 AM,

Orientation’15 and Photo Booth

Lahore School of Economics Photography Society organized its orientation for the year 2014-15 on October 1, 2014. The session was attended by the students who wish to pursue photography as an extracurricular activity in the university. President and Vice President of the society briefed the students about the new council, past successes and the future plans. Orientation session was followed by a vintage themed photo booth which received a lot of attention and popularity from the students.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 10/04/2014 10:17:00 AM,


Lahore School Finance Society (LSFIS) held its first event 'NUMAISH' by Dr Shakil Faruqi on September 25, 2014 in the Main Shed at the Main Campus. Over 300 books were distributed for free to the faculty members and students. The book collection comprised of various subject areas including finance, micro economics, macroeconomics, management and political sciences also some SBP, IMF and World Bank reports.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 10/04/2014 10:17:00 AM,

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