CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business
Centre for Research in Economics and Business
The Centre for Research in Economics and Business was established in 2007 to conduct policy oriented research with a rigorous academic perspective on key development issues facing Pakistan. The mission of CREB is to act as a think tank and economic policy discussion forum of the Lahore School of Economics; to undertake research on economic policies and institutions, train researchers to international standards and be recognized as a premier institution for producing quality work in economics and business in Pakistan.


Lahore School of Economics 14th International Conference Program 2018

CREB is organizing The Lahore School of Economics Fourteenth International Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy from 28th-29th March, 2018 and will take place at the Lahore School's Burki Campus. The theme of this year's Conference is "Accelerating Economic Growth in Pakistan: Key Macro and Sectoral Drivers". Read more

News & Events

Mr. Hamid Masood, Director, Punjab Health Initiative Management Company presented at the CREB Event on 28th February, 2018

Mr. Attique ur Rehman, Research Associate, Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) presented at the CREB event on 7th February, 2018

Download CREB Working Paper No. 02-17

CREB staff members piece on Forced Devaluation in Dawn Newspaper. View

Special Edition of the Lahore Journal of Economics contains proceedings of the Lahore School's Thirteenth International Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy. Download

Lahore School of Economics and University of Oxford Second International Conference on Microfinance Products and Processes: Lessons from the field 13 April, 2017 Read more

Thirteenth International Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy 29th-30th March, 2017 Read More

Download CREB Research News 2017


An important goal of the centre is to promote public debate on policy issues through conferences, seminars and publications. In this connection, the Centre organizes the Lahore School’s Annual Conference on the Management of Pakistan’s Economy. The proceedings of the Conference are published in a special issue of the Lahore Journal of Economics.


At CREB we place great emphasis on building research networks and linkages with researchers within and outside the country, to bring people together with the right set of skills to help achieve these goals. CREB hosts visiting international scholars undertaking research on Pakistan and facilitates and coordinates research  by the faculty at the Lahore School.

Working Papers

The CREB Working Paper Series was started in 2008 to bring to a wider audience to the research being done at the Centre. The studies eligible for working papers comprise of rigorous analytical and empirical research.