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Dr. Azam Chaudhry


Azam Chaudhry is an Associate Professor and the Dean of the Department of Economics. He received his BSc (Hons) from the London School of Economics and MA and PhD degrees from Brown University. He has taught at Boston University and Brown University and has also worked with the World Bank in Washington D.C. He teaches macroeconomics and econometrics in the BSc and MS/MPHIL Economics programmes and is the editor of the Lahore Journal of Economics.

His publications include: “Corruption and trade liberalization: Has the World Bank anti-corruption initiative worked?” Lahore Journal of Economics (2005); “Political Competition between Countries and Economic Growth,” Review of Development Economics (2006); “Do Governments Suppress Growth? Institutions, Rent-Seeking, and Innovation Blocking in a Model of Schumpeterian Growth,” Economics and Politics (2007); “The International Finance Corporation’s MBA Survey: How Developing Country Firms Rate Local Business Training,” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Number P53182; “The Effects of Rising Food and Fuel Costs on Poverty in Pakistan,” Lahore Journal of Economics (2008); “Total Factor Productivity Growth in Pakistan: An Analysis of the Agricultural and Manufacturing Sectors,” Lahore Journal of Economics (2009); “A Panel Data Analysis of Electricity Demand in Pakistan,” Lahore Journal of Economics (2010).

His areas of research interest include institutional economics, political economy, economic development and growth, and innovation and technology. Some of his current research projects are: Spillovers in technology adoption: evidence from a randomized experiment in Pakistan (with David Atkin, Yale University, Amit K. Khandelwal, Columbia Graduate School of Business and Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University), Patron-client relations in rural Punjab (with Kate Vyborny, Oxford University), Effects of external migration on school enrollments, accumulated schooling and dropouts in Punjab (with Rabia Arif, Lahore School of Economics) and Growth spillovers: separating the impact of cultural distance from geographic distance (with Rabia Ikram, Lahore School of Economics).

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