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.


CREB will hold the Second International Conference on Applied Development Economics on 4 - 5 September 2019, at the Lahore School's Burki Campus.
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News & Events

Lahore School of Economics in collaboration with B4Develoopment are jointly hosting the Symposium on Behavioral Economics in Policy Making on 3rd September 2019.
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Second International Conference on Applied Development Economics (4-5 September 2019). Download Conference Program.

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Farah Said, Maryiam Haroon and Zunia Saif Tirmazee CREB Research Fellows/Lahore School PhD Students Attend Summer Workshop in June 2018 at the Paris School of Economics

Dr. Hina Khalid (Information Technology University) presented at the CREB Event on 2nd May, 2018

Dr. Sheheryar Banuri (University of East Anglia) and Dr. Rashid Memon (LUMS) presented at the CREB Event on 4th April, 2018

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CREB organized The Lahore School of Economics Fourteenth International Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy from 28th-29th March, 2018 Read more


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.