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.

Upcoming Events

CREB research fellow Farah Said will be conducting a workshop on Designing survey instruments for electronic data collection using SurveyCTO (based on Open Data Kit [ODK]) at CREB conference room on Wednesday 27th September, 2017 at 11:30 am.

If you are interested to attend, please contact Ms. Zenab Naseem (Office Manager, CREB) before 26th September, 2017 at
News & Events

CREB research fellow Farah Said will be conducting a workshop on Wednesday, 27th September 2017 at 11:30am

CREB research fellows Maryiam Haroon and Zunia Tirmazee conducted a workshop on Structural Equation Models

CREB 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

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

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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.