The latest issue of the top ranked Lahore Journal of Economics (Volume 21-1, January-June, 2016) is now available online
This issue covers a wide range of topics:
- Husnain, Hassan and Lamarque compare covariance estimators used in portfolio optimization. Using data for 5 emerging market economies (India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand) the authors find no significant benefits to using more complex covariance estimators.
- Mumtaz, Smith and Ahmed estimate the aftermarket performance of initial public offerings (IPOs) listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange. They find that IPOs generate abnormally high returns in the short run but underperform in the long run.
- Khan and Khan estimate the impact of remittances on school enrollment and education attained for Pakistani children. They find that remittance receiving households are more likely to enroll children in school and the impact is larger for girls than boys.
- Khan, Shah and Khan examine the behavioral aspects of electricity consumption by comparing energy consumption patterns in a sample of student hostels. They find that public sector hostels consume significantly higher electricity and that little attention is given to energy conservation by students and university administrators.
- Noreen and Ahmad look at the impact of financial sector reforms on the efficiency and productivity of Pakistan’s insurance sector. They find that the sector is generally inefficient, that large firms are relatively inefficient and that private sector firms tend to more efficient than public sector firms.
- Awais looks at the latest South Asian Free Trade Agreement (SAFTA) revisions using the example of Bangladesh’s exports of readymade garments (RMG) to India. The author finds that despite Bangladesh’s strong comparative advantage and an apparently high level of trade complementarity between the two countries, Bangladesh exports to India have failed to increase. The author attributes this to a combination of Indian nontariff measures and domestic export incentives.
Labels: Lahore Journal of Economics, Publications, Research
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 7/01/2016 04:54:00 PM,
Members of Quality Enhancement Cell of the Lahore School of Economics:
Membership of International Bodies:
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- Dr. Azam Chaudhry, Professor and Dean, Department of Economics and Head QEC
- Ms. Amberin Tanveer, Director, QEC
- Ms. Mamoona Nazeer, Deputy Director, QEC
- Ms. Sehrish Khan, Assistant Director, QEC
- Ms. Rabia Rauf, Assistant Director, QEC
- Ms. Neha Javaid, Assistant Director, QEC
Labels: Lahore School, Quality Enhancement Cell
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 6/08/2016 09:45:00 AM,
It is a tradition now: The Lahore School of Economics hosts grand farewell dinner for graduating MBA, MBA for Professionals, MSc Economics and M Phil classes each year.
This year the farewell dinner was held in a local hotel on 5 June 2016. The farewell was attended by Dr. Azam Chaudhry, Dean of the School of Economics and other faculty member and over 200 MBA (including MBA for Professionals), Msc and M Phil participants. The performances by the different sections of the MBA cohort were the highlight of the evening.
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Labels: Farewell, Lahore School, MBA
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 6/06/2016 02:07:00 PM,
A book written by Dr Sabiha Mansoor, Professor of English at the Lahore School of Economics and former vice-chancellor of the Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) was launched during a ceremony held on 31 May 2016.
The book, titled “Challenge Education Pakistan: Reflections of an Educationist”, is an inside account written by one of the leading educationists of the country. The book-launching ceremony was attended by noted educationists, vice chancellors and rights activists.
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Labels: Faculty, Lahore School, Publications
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 6/01/2016 10:35:00 AM,
Mr Arif Ijaz, Advisor to CEO Maple Leaf, visited the Lahore School of Economics, on May 30, 2016, to address the graduating MBA class on the topic “Generic Strategy.” The speaker said there are four questions to consider when making a strategy:
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- Who are you? (mission statement)
- Where do you want to go? (position statement)
- How will you get there?
- How do you measure your success?
Labels: Guest Speaker
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 5/31/2016 03:47:00 PM,
Mr. Haroon Waheed, HR Head Fatima Group, was invited to the Lahore School of Economics to deliver a lecture on the importance of HR in Pakistan to the MBA students.
Mr. Haroon Waheed started off his very interactive session by asking the students about their passion and why they decided to opt for MBA. He told the students what corporations look for in a candidate and said that they hire a mix of attitude and ability and that an attractive résumé is not the only important factor.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 5/30/2016 05:01:00 PM,
Dr. Waqar Ahmed Wadho
of Lahore School of Economics was a guest speaker in a seminar on Innovation and Technological Progress organized by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan on 27 April 2016 in Islamabad. The seminar was attended by officials of the ministry including Federal Secretary Mr. Fazal Abbas Maken, and chairs and directors of various wings/divisions of the ministry. Dr. Wadho discussed the findings of their new research (jointly with Dr. Azam Chaudhry
, Professor at Lahore School) on innovation in the Textiles sector of Pakistan as well as on how their study could be used for the future research and policy making by the ministry of Science and Technology of Pakistan. The findings of this research provide a detailed status of innovation activities and their intensities, the determinants and obstacles of innovation, as well as the impact of innovation on firm performance such as labour productivity and profitability. In the discussion session, participants highlighted the need of quality research for better policy making and showed their interest in collaborating with Lahore School of Economics for Ministry's proposed innovation survey.
Labels: Faculty, Lahore School, Research
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 5/25/2016 02:30:00 PM,
Lahore School MBA for Professionals Admissions Deadline: June 1, 2016
Length of MBA Programme for Full Time Working Professionals: The MBA for full time working professionals Programme is a 2½ year degree programme requiring completion of 66 credit hours. Class timings would be from 8.15 a.m.- 5.30 p.m on Sundays at the Burki Campus.
Credit Hours, Courses and Thesis: All courses are three credit hours each. Class contact hours for each course would be two meetings of 2 hours each per week for 12 weeks.
Entrance Requirements: This programme is intended for full time working executives. Admission to the Lahore School’s MBA Programme for Full time Working Professionals is regulated through an entrance examination and interview process. A four year BA/BSc/BCom/ BBA (Hons) degree with a CGPA of 2.5 is a necessary pre-requisite for regular admission into the MBA Programme for Full Time Working Professionals.
Programme and Admissions Information: The Lahore School of Economics Prospectus which includes programme and admissions information may be collected from the Lahore School’s Admissions Office at the City Campus. Prospective students are invited to visit the Admissions Office Mondays to Fridays between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm.
Labels: Admission, Lahore School, Programs
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 5/25/2016 01:12:00 PM,
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