The Second day of the conference on the Management of the Pakistan Economy, being organised by Lahore School of Economics began with a session on 'Rethinking Development Strategy.' The session was chaired by Dr. Shahid Javed Burki who emphasised on the state's role in facilitating development in countries such as Pakistan through technical advice and financial support. He said that policies based on the 'Washington Consensus' may not necessarily be ideal for the developing countries and thereby should be taken 'with a pinch of salt.'
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Lahore School Fourth Annual Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy - April 24, 2008
April 24, 2008
Dr. Shahid Amjad emphasized on the need to alleviate poverty through expenditure on Education, Health and Housing. He was of the view that the role of private sector in the provision of education should be encouraged through direct income supplements such as a transferable voucher schemes. He blamed the inadequacy of health services provision as the biggest cause of families falling prey to poverty, to be reformed through, compulsory coverage of hospitalization expenditures. On the housing front,he further proposed that public housing schemes should be reintroduced and that payments made towards housing rent should be directed towards housing loans. To finance these expenditures, Dr. Amjad suggested that the tax base be widened to include the energy sector, real estate and the stock market. Addressing macro-economic imbalances, he said that the Current Account Deficit should be minimized through exchange rate adjustments and revisiting the idea of increasing tariff rates.
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 4/24/2008 05:23:00 PM,
Ensuring Stable and Inclusive Growth
April 23, 2008
The Lahore School of Economics is hosting the Fourth Annual Conference on the Management of the Pakistan Economy between the 24th and 25th of April, 2008. The theme of the conference is ‘Ensuring Stable and Inclusive Growth’ keeping in view the immediate and medium term decisions that have to be made by the policy makers in the (new) post election provincial and federal governments.
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Lahore School Fourth Annual Conference on Management of Pakistan Economy: Ensuring Stable And Inclusive Growth
April 21, 2008
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Lahore School Alumni Dinner 2008
April 16, 2008
Lahore School Alumni Dinner 2008 was held on Saturday April 12, 2008. The evening started with a welcome address by Professor Shoaib Hashmi and then Shumyla Chaudhry, the President of the Alumni Club, addressed the audience.
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A team of 7 members from ABN AMRO Bank including Ali Kazmi, the Regional Corporate Head-Central, Syed Imam Bukhari, Coutry Head Branch Banking, Hafza Abbasi, Country HR Advisor-Consumer Banking, Waqas Khan, Country HR Advisor-Corporate and Services and HR Business Partners visited Lahore School of Economics on April 1, 2008 and gave a presentation on their Management Associate Programme and conducted an interactive session with the graduating MBA, BSc Hons and BBA Hons students of the Lahore School. The presentation was followed by an on campus test for their Management Associate Programme
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 4/02/2008 03:28:00 PM,
The event this year unfolded in four categories; Paper presentations, IFMR’s Budding economist competition, The rappporteurship competition, and Google’s inter-country South Asian Quiz competition. The paper presentation had four themes under which two students from each country had to present a paper and deliberate through their writings. The budding economist competition comprised of four stages of rigorous economic testing. The rapporteurship competition tested the student’s ability to comprehend the session’s proceedings, and the inter-country economics quiz tested the students’ understanding of the economic challenges facing South Asia.
posted by S A J Shirazi @ 4/02/2008 12:35:00 PM,
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