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Asad Rizvi, Executive Director at Orientm Mccann gave a talk on "Advertising" to the MBA students on Thursday, March 29, 2018.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/30/2018 04:22:00 PM,

Lahore School Annual Conference on Management on Pakistan Economy Concludes

The Lahore School of Economics Fourteenth International Annual (two days) Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy concluded today. The second day of the Conference opened with a session determining an industrial strategy and optimal locations for industrial clusters and special economic zones. The session chair was Dr. Mujtaba Paracha (Secretary Industries, Government of the Punjab). Dr. Azam Chaudhry (Professor and Dean of the Economics Faculty, Lahore School of Economics) provided a brief overview of the sessions on industrial policy. The aim of these sessions was to explore the current industrial environment of Punjab to identify synergies and opportunities arising from China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and establishment of special economic zones. 

Dr. Azam Chaudhry proposed a systematic step-wise approach towards the formulation of an effective industrial policy which entailed: (1) identification of the right sectors for targeting, (2) deciding the optimal location of special economic zones and industry specific clusters, (3) maximizing benefits from CPEC related infrastructure development, (4) devising a strategic trade policy that supports industrial policy, (5) determining if lack of borrowing is simply a supply issue or does demand play a role, (6) defining the key role of innovation and technology in an industrial strategy, (7) realizing the importance of women and the environment, and finally (8) widely using firm level data as a key input for drawing coherent policy lessons. Subsequent presenters in following sessions discussed each of these dimensions in greater detail.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/29/2018 06:40:00 PM,

Accelerating Economic Growth in Pakistan: Key Macro and Sectoral Drivers

Shaheen Naseer

The Lahore School of Economics’ Fourteenth International Annual Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy started at Burki Campus on the 28 March, 2018. The theme of this year’s Conference is “Accelerating Economic Growth in Pakistan: Key Macro and Sectoral Drivers”. In addition to keynote lectures by renowned international scholars, the conference includes eight sessions highlighting some of the most important areas of research pertinent to Pakistan’s Economy. The regular sessions during the conference feature twenty five papers along with commentary from distinguished economists detailing the cutting edge research centered around macroeconomic stability, poverty, CPEC, industrial strategy, role of trade, change in the financial services industry and agriculture growth in Pakistan.

The conference opened with welcome remarks by Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry (Rector, Lahore School of Economics). He mentioned that the two-day event will include scholarly discourse on key macro and sectoral drivers of economic growth that will generate insights on the short run initiatives as well as structural and institutional measures designed to boost long run economic growth in Pakistan. He remarked that the issues the conference aims to address are very relevant to the challenges confronted by Pakistan’s economy at present. This conference will be an important contribution to the debate over key issues faced by the country and what can be done to address these. Highlighting the conference presentations, Dr. Chaudhry said that the papers on day one of the conference will provide the analytical basis for addressing burning issues faced by the country based on rigorous research on macroeconomic stability, poverty and CPEC. The day two of the conference will feature the industrial strategy, role of trade policy innovation and agriculture sector.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/28/2018 06:15:00 PM,

Career Choices

Ms. Habiba Salman, Senior Manager Learning and Development at Faysal Bank gave a talk to the undergraduate students on Tuesday, March 27, 2018. She covered the following topic in her talk: Expectations of the Corporate Sector from fresh Graduates and Career choices. 


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/28/2018 04:24:00 PM,

Supply Chain

Qashif Effendi, CEO Reem Rice Mills gave a talk to the undergraduate students who are enrolled in the course of "Supply Chain" on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/28/2018 04:16:00 PM,

Accelerating Economic Growth in Pakistan: Key Macro and Sectoral Drivers

Lahore School of Economics
Fourteenth International Conference on
Management of the Pakistan Economy
Accelerating Economic Growth in Pakistan: Key Macro and Sectoral Drivers
28 – 29 March, 2018

Pakistan’s economy in recent years seems to be improving as measured by conventional indicators  of real economic activity (high growth rate, low inflation rate, rising stock prices, etc.), but there are growing concerns about the sustainability of the improved performance. In the past, Pakistan’s economy has experienced recurring episodes of macroeconomic instability, mainly in the form of unsustainable current account deficits, which have led to an abrupt end to its phases of high economic growth. The most worrying part of these stop-go cycles is that over the years the spurts of growth acceleration have become shorter and less frequent and episodes of low economic growth and stagnation more severe and of longer durations. Since 2000, except for a period of relatively high economic growth from 2003 to 2007, the economy has been marked by slow growth and the more recent upturn in economic growth, which began only in 2016, is once again threatened by a rising current account deficit and falling foreign exchange reserves.

It is well established that Pakistan’s economic problems are primarily structural in nature and farreaching reforms are needed to make the economy more competitive in a global economy. Against this background of lopsided / unsustainable growth, and rising inequality and poverty, it is imperative to assess the economic performance of last two decades in terms of some key sectors of the economy and their impact on aggregate economic activity. In the wake of emerging trends in the global economy, with respect to global finance, capital flows and protectionist tendencies and other geo-political events, it is prudent to look at Pakistan’s economy and identify some key areas of the economy, which can enhance the pace of solid and sustainable growth.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/27/2018 10:18:00 AM,


Mr. Salim Ghauri - CEO Netsol, was invited to The Lahore School of Economics on 22nd February, 2018 as part of the Distinguished Lecture Series Program. Mr. Ghauri shared his experiences of being a successful entrepreneur. Sharing his personal journey from a petroleum engineer to a successful tech guru, he highlighted the fact that one must not be afraid to take risks in life and try new and different ideas for businesses.

Mr. Ghauri advised the students that failures at the start of a career should not be taken as discouragement rather goals must be set for future. He explained that a company is recognized by its employees and that is their strength, therefore, the clients must be dealt with personal attention. Furthermore, he explained that the key to success is to grab every possible opportunity.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/27/2018 09:52:00 AM,


Mr Asim Naqvi, CEO Ogilvy and Mather Pakistan with the Lahore School of Economics students after giving talks on Advertising.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/27/2018 09:52:00 AM,

Interview Tips

Mr. Jawad Gillani, Head of Organizational Excellence - Packages Limited with students of Lahore School of Economics after his session on interview giving tips, on February 27, 2018.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/27/2018 08:01:00 AM,

Asset Management

Mr. Muhammad Tahir Saeed, a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and who heads the research department at ABL Asset Management Company, with students after his session on “major sectors at the Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) like Automobile, Textiles, Telecom, Fertilizers, Cements, Consumers, and Pharmaceuticals with a specialization in Strategy.”


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/26/2018 08:45:00 AM,

Stock Exchange Investments

Mr. Shahwaiz Khan visited the Lahore School of Economics on March 03, 2018 to deliver a talk on “how investing is done in real life and what happens behind the lens of a broker”.

Mr. Khan started his session by comparing investment statistics of Pakistan with other countries. He explained that in Pakistan the investor base is relatively smaller with only 0.1% of population investing on stock exchanges, compared to other developed countries such as US, UK or Japan where more than 50% percent of the population invests. He also explained the 5 types of indexes that are used on Pakistan Stock Exchange in order to measure the movement of market and then explained the composition of each index and what it represents.
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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/26/2018 07:39:00 AM,

Pakistan Day 2018

Lahore School of Economics celebrated Pakistan Day on 23 March 2018 with traditional zeal and fervor.

Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of the Lahore Resolution on March 23, 1940, when Muslims of the Subcontinent demanded a separate nation.

In Lahore School, Pakistan Flag raising ceremony was held at Shumaila Garden in the Main Campus to mark the day. Dr Azam Chaudhry, the Dean of Economics was the chief guest at the ceremony.

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/24/2018 11:29:00 AM,

Marketing Strategy

Mr Arif Ijaz, Advisor to the chairman Koh-e- Noor Maple Leaf Group gave a talk to the MBA students on "Marketing Strategy" on Thursday, March 22,2018.


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/23/2018 04:18:00 PM,


Mr. Qasif Shahid, CEO Finja{Pvt} Ltd. addressed the undergraduate students on Thursday, March 22, 2018 on "Entrepreneurship"


posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/23/2018 03:51:00 PM,

Best University Teacher Award 2016

Dr. Rehana Naz was awarded Best University Teacher Award 2016 by Higher Education Commission (HEC) in recognition of her outstanding performance in teaching, research and community services. The award was presented during a ceremony held at the HEC Secretariat on 21 February 2018.

Dr. Naz is a Professor of Mathematics at the Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan. She is actively involved in research and teaching. Earlier, she was awarded the Research Productivity Award by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology in 2012. She is a member of the American Mathematical Society, London Mathematical Society, Association for Women in Mathematics and the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World. 

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ 3/17/2018 12:19:00 PM,

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