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Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry

Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry is the Rector of Lahore School of Economics and also Professor of Economics. He has a B.A. from Punjab University, an M.A. (Cantab.) and a Ph.D. from McGill University. He was Lecturer in Economics at Punjab University from 1967 to 1969. He served in the Civil Service of Pakistan from 1969 to 1983. From 1983 to 1985 he was Visiting Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Since 1985 he has been working on Public Sector Management Issues and is a member of several National Commissions on the subject. He was Deputy Chairman of the Pakistan Planning Commission from July 2000 to July 2003 and adviser on Finance, Economic Affairs, Planning, and Statistics during the caretaker government in April-June 2013.

His major publications include “Agricultural Taxation in Pakistan”, National Taxation Reform Commission, (1984); “Industrial Policies for Pakistan”, Asian Development Bank, (1985); “Fiscal and Budgetary Policies for Pakistan”, Asian Development Bank, (1985); “Trade Barriers to Pakistan’s Exports”, Asian Development Bank, (1986); “Forecasting Pakistan’s Worker Remittances”, International Labor Organization, (1986), “Defined Contribution Pension Plan for Pakistan”, Government of Pakistan, (1994); “Competition Policy and Democracy in Pakistan”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (1996); “Pakistan’s Experience in Employment Generation at the Micro and Macro Levels, and Future Directions”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (1997); “Punjab Fiscal Resources Study”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (1998); “Significance of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Sector in Pakistan and Assessment of its Employment Potential”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (1999); and “Improving the Efficiency of the Federal Government of Pakistan”, Government of Pakistan, (2001); “Ensuring Stable and Inclusive Growth in Pakistan”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (2008); “Pakistan: Indus Basin Water Strategy – Past, Present and Future”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (2010); and “Pakistan 2011: Policy Measures for the Economic Challenges Ahead”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (2011).

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/15/2011 11:24:00 AM,

Dr. Theresa Chaudhry

Dr. Theresa Thompson Chaudhry received a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and MA and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Maryland – College Park. She joined the faculty of the Lahore School of Economics in 2005. Previously, she worked with the World Bank in Washington, DC. She teaches microeconomics in the B.Sc and MS/MPhil Economics programs. Her publications have appeared in the South Asia Economic Journal, Trimestre Economico, the Pakistan Development Review, and the Lahore Journal of Economics. She also serves as Editor (with Azam Chaudhry) of The Lahore Journal of Economics. Her areas of interest include economic development, applied microeconomics, industrial organization, and experimental economics. Her current research projects are: The economics of consanguineous marriage (with Mushfiq Mobarak, Yale University) and Incentives and productivity in the Gujrat fan sector (with Chris Woodruff, University of Warwick). 

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/10/2011 02:01:00 PM,

Lahore School wins KEMU debates 2011

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Lahore School of Economics Debating Association won both top and runners up trophies at KEMU parliamentary debates 2011. After a initial round session of 20 teams, Lahore School A and Lahore School B teams broke to the next round, beating University College Lahore, Agha Khan University, FAST Lahore, GC University in finals. It was an all Lahore School of Economics final at KEMU. The final's topic was "This house believes that democracy has failed in Pakistan." 

After a really sparked up match, Lahore School A team won and the motion stood at the end of the day. Zain Haider from Lahore School was announced the best speaker of the tournament. Lahore School A team comprised Ali Akbar Abbas Rizvi, Shahraiz Chishti, Wasae Imran, and B team was represented by Xenia, Zain haider and Hamza Ghaznavi.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/04/2011 12:22:00 PM,

Tapping the entrepreneurial spirit

Tapping the entrepreneurial spirit, shaping the world of 2050 with an Entrepreneurial Impact appeared in Profit, Pakistan Today, August 3, 2011 issue. Read here.

Related: Junior World Entrepreneurship Forum Pakistan 2011

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 8/03/2011 11:52:00 AM,

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