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Tenth Annual Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy

Pakistan in the Global Economy – Opportunities and Challenges
26-27 March, 2014

Day 1: Wednesday, 26 March 2014


9:00 – 9:15 Registration

9:15 – 9:30 Opening Remarks: Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry, Rector, Lahore School of Economics

9:30 – 10:00 Keynote Address: Growth Spurts and Reversals: A Historical Perspective - Rashid Amjad

10:00 – 11:15 Session 1 – Macroeconomic management under constrained balance of payments and an open capital account

Monetary Policy, Inflation and Economic Growth - Mohsin Khan

Understanding Pakistan’s Parallel FX Market - Mushtaq Khan and Asma Khalid

11:30 – 13:00 Session 2 – The Exchange Rate as a Policy Instrument

Foreign Liquidity Crisis and the Economy – Pakistan A Long Term Comparative View - Shakil Faruqi

Being “Afraid of Float” to “Benign Neglect”, A Jolting Ride of SBP on the Roller Coaster of Exchange Rate Regime - Syed Kumail Rizvi, Nawazish Mirza and Bushra Naqvi

What does the exchange rate do? A status symbol - Sikander Rahim


14:00 – 15:30 Session 3 – Pakistan and the World Trading order

Changing Landscape of RTAs and PTAs: Analysis and Implications - Rashid Kaukab

Regional trade: How it might support Pakistan’s economic growth - Manzoor Ahmad

WTO New Trade Facilitation Agreement: Implications for domestic trade policy formulation of Pakistan - Ahmad Irfan Aslam and Mohammad Saeed

15:45 – 17:15 Session 4 – Imports: are they the villain in the piece?

Pakistan’s Imports Dependency and Regional Integration - Nasir Iqbal, Ejaz Ghani, Musleh-Ud-Din

Reviewing the Import Demand Function of Pakistan - Resham Naveed and Zunia Tirmazee

Day 2: Thursday, 27 March, 2014

09:00 – 10:45 Session 1 –Pakistan’s Competitiveness

Towards a Competitive Pakistan: The Role of Industrial Policy - Irfan ul Haque

The Political Economy of Industrial Policy: A Comparative Study of the Textile Industry in Pakistan - Matthew McCartney

Barriers to Growth of Small Firms in Pakistan: A Qualitative Assessment of Selected Light Engineering Industries - Nazish Afraz, Syed M. Turab Hussain and Usman Khan

11:00 – 12:30 Session 2 – Pakistan’s Export Performance

Exporters in Pakistan and Firms Who Do Not: What’s the Big Difference - Theresa Thompson Chaudhry and Haseeb Ashraf

Analysis of Export Expansion and Diversification in East and South Asia - Azam Chaudhry and Gul Andaman

13:30 – 15:00 Session 3 – Building up Pakistan’s technological capabilities

Foreign Direct Investment and Technological Capabilities: Relevance of the East Asian experience for Pakistan - Khalil Hamdani

Pakistan Auto Industry - Nabeel Hashmi

Global Quality Standards and their Compliance and Gaps within Pakistan's Export Sector - Salman Ehsan and Azam Chaudhry

15:15 – 16:30 Session 4 – Diversification – Markets and Exports

Pakistani Textiles: A Case for Moving up the Value Chain - Naved Hamid, Ijaz Nabi and Rafia Zafar

Patterns of Export Diversification - Evidence from Pakistan - Hamna Ahmed and Naved Hamid

Analysing Pakistan's Trade Opportunity with Turkey - Asha Gul


16:30 – 17:30 Conference Closing: Policy and operational implications of the conference discussions

Discussants: Irfan ul Haque, Rashid Amjad and Matthew McCartney

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