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Lahore School of Economics Seventh Annual Conference

The Lahore School of Economics is holding its Seventh Annual Conference on the management of the Pakistan Economy from May 4th - May 6th at the Burki campus. The theme of this year’s conference is “Financial Sector Development and Management’. The conference will bring together a group of distinguished researchers and policymakers from across Pakistan and internationally. The underlying objective of the conference is to promote discussion on key policy issues in financial sector development and in macroeconomic management. The conference will be opened by Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector Lahore School of Economics. Mr. Shahid Kardar, Governor State Bank of Pakistan will deliver the inaugural address. Researchers from PIDE, Quaid-e-Azam University, NUST, IBA Karachi, IBM Karachi, LUMS, Lahore School of Economics as well as a number of international universities will be participating in the conference. 

The conference will span three days and consist of five sessions. The first session will cover matters concerning macroeconomic management and the role and effectiveness of instruments of fiscal and monetary policies in controlling inflation while ensuring growth. The second session will include papers that evaluate the impact of financial sector reforms on the efficiency and effectiveness of financial intermediation and in reducing financial repression. The issues of the linkages between financial sector performance and monetary policy will be the focus of the third session, while capital markets, their governance and performance will be discussed in the fourth session. The last session will bring together a group of international academics to discuss development experiences in other growing countries and their relevance for Pakistan.

It is hoped that the papers presented at the conference and the discussion will help shed light on the policies and practical measures that will enable the country to develop an effective monetary management system and an efficient and inclusive financial sector, for supporting sustainable growth in the future.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 4/30/2011 11:31:00 AM,

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