Lahore School of Economics

A distinguished seat of learning, teaching and research

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

Labels: , , , ,

posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/24/2014 01:12:00 PM,

<< Home

City Campus

104 - C, Gulberg III,

Lahore, Pakistan.

Phones: 92-42-35714936, 38474385

Fax: 92-42-36560905

Main Campus

Intersection Main Boulevard Phase VI

Burki Road

Lahore, Pakistan.

Phones: 36560935, 36560939

Like LSE on Facebook

Follow LSE on Twitter

Subscribe by Email

Web This Blog

Popular Links

Tenth Annual Conference, Ninth Annual Conference, Alumni, Convocation, Debates, Faculty, Images, Life at Campus, Publications, Pakistan Economy


Previous Posts

Powered By

Powered by Blogger