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.

News & Events

We are happy to announce that Farah Saeed’s paper has been accepted for publication in Economic Development and Cultural Change (EDCC). Home-based Enterprises: Experimental Evidence on Female Preferences from Pakistan, Farah Said, Mahreen Mahmud. Giovanna d'Adda and Azam Chaudhry.
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The call for papers for 3rd International Conference on Applied Development Economics (ADE) is out now. Submission deadline 30th April, 2021.
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"This is to inform that the IRB amendment to resume fieldwork has been approved by RERC. Please contact
Zenab at if approval to resume fieldwork for your project is required"

Non-cognitive skills, psychological well-being and learning outcomes among college students.
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Home-bias among Female Entrepreneurs: Experimental Evidence on Preferences from Pakistan.
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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.