CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

Azam Chaudhry

PhD and MSc Brown University, USA
BSc (HONS), London School of Economics, UK
Professor Economics
Email: azam@lahoreschool.edu.pk

Research Interests

Innovation and Technological Change, Economic Growth and Development, Institutional Economics, Empirical Microeconomics, Behavioral Economics and Political Economy

Published papers

Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan, with David Atkin, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit K. Khandelwal and Eric Verhoogen in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, (forthcoming).

On the Origins and Development of Pakistan's Soccer-Ball Cluster, with David Atkin, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit K. Khandelwal, Tariq Raza and Eric Verhoogen in the World Bank Economic Review (2016).

Closed-form solutions for the Lucas -Uzawa model of economic growth via the partial Hamiltonian approach, with R. Naz and F. M. Mahomed in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (2016).

A partial Lagrangian method for dynamical systems, with R. Naz and F. M. Mahomed in Nonlinear Dynamics (2016).

Does genetic proximity to high growth countries affect a country's own growth? with Rabia Ikram in Economic Modelling (2016).

A Panel Data Analysis of Electricity Demand in the Pakistani Industrial Sector, in Energy Sources Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy (2016).

Innovation in the Textiles Sector: A Firm-Level Analysis of Technological and Non-technological Innovation (with Waqar Wadho) The Lahore Journal of Economics. 21-Special edition (2016), pp129-166

Markup and Cost Dispersion across Firms: Direct Evidence from Producer Surveys in Pakistan, with David Atkin, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit K. Khandelwal and Eric Verhoogen in the American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings (2015).

The effects of external migration on enrolments, accumulated schooling and dropouts in Punjab, with Rabia Arif in Applied Economics (2015).

A Partial Hamiltonian Approach for Current Value Hamiltonian Systems, with R. Naz and F. M. Mahomed in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (2015).

Beyond the Poverty Line: A Multi-dimensional Analysis of Poverty in Pakistan, with Theresa Chaudhry, Muhammad Haseeb, and Uzma Afzal, in Rashid Amjad and Shahid Javed Burki (ed.) Pakistan: Moving the Economy Forward, Cambridge University Press (2015).

The Economic Impact of New Firms in Punjab, with Maryiam Haroon in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, (2015) pp143-182

The Need for a Coordinated Industrial Strategy to Boost Pakistani Exports: Lessons from Asia, with Gul Andaman in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, (2014) pp177-206

Patronage in Rural Punjab: Evidence from a New Household Survey Dataset, with Kate Vyborny in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, (2013) pp183-209

A Structural VAR Analysis of the Impact of Macroeconomics Shocks on Pakistan's Textile Exports, with Syed Kalim Hyder in Economic Modelling (2013).

The Political Economy of Income Comparisons and Economic Growth, with Phillip Garner in Economic Modelling (2013).

The Birth of Exporters: Entry and Scale of Firms in Punjab’s Export Sectors (with Maryiam Haroon and Marjan Nasir) The Lahoure Journal of Economics, Special Edition, September 2012, pp.191–212

Tariffs, Trade and Growth: Do Institutions Matter? Manuscript, Brown University, Lahore Journal of Economics, Vol. 16, 2, 2011.

A Panel Data Analysis of Electricity Demand in Pakistan, The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, (2010) pp75-106

Total Factor Productivity Growth in Pakistan: An Analysis of the Agricultural and Manufacturing Sectors,The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, Vol. 14 SE, 2009. pp1-16

The Effects of Rising Food and Fuel Costs on Poverty in Pakistan (with Azam Chaudhry), The Lahore Journal of Economics, September 2008, pp.117-138

A Structural VAR Analysis of Pakistan’s Textile Exports, with Kaleem Hyder, Working Paper, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, Pakistan, 2007.

Do Governments Suppress Growth? Institutions, Rent-Seeking and Innovation Blocking in a Model of Schumpeterian Growth,with Phillip Garner, Economics and Politics, 2007.

Political Competition Between Countries and Economic Growth,with Phillip Garner, Review of Development Economics, 2006.

Corruption and Trade Liberalization: Has the World Bank Anti-Corruption Initiative Worked? The Lahore Journal of Economics, Vol. 10, 2, 2005.

Survey of IFC Firms on Local MBA Quality,” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Number 3182, World Bank, Washington D.C., 2004.

Does Institutional Quality Affect the Success of Privatization Policies in Developing Countries? with Phillip Garner, Manuscript, Brigham Young University, 2003.

The International Corporation's MBA Survey: How Developing Country Firms Rate Local Business Training, World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Number P53182 (2003).

Procurement and the World Bank’s Anti-Corruption Initiatives,Operations Evaluation Department Working Paper, World Bank, Washington D.C., 2000.

Corruption and Trade Liberalization,Operations Evaluation Department Working Paper, World Bank, Washington, D.C., 1999.

A Review of the Country Assistance Strategies and FY98 Lending for the World Bank’s Anti-Corruption Strategy,Operations Evaluation Department Working Paper, World Bank, Washington D.C., 1998.

The Impact of Structural Adjustment Policies in Pakistan during the Eighth Five Year Plan, ILO (1996)

Book chapters

Beyond the Poverty Line: A Multi-dimensional Analysis of Poverty in Pakistan, (with Theresa Chaudhry, Muhammad Haseeb, and Uzma Afzal), in Rashid Amjad and Shahid Javed Burki (ed.) Pakistan: Moving the Economy Forward, Cambridge University Press, 2015

Working papers

Connections and Elections in Lahore: How Network Centrality Affects Electoral Politics in Pakistan, (with Mahnoor Asif) CREB Working Paper No. 03-16, 2016

The Effects of External Migration on Enrolments, Accumulated Schooling, and Dropouts in Punjab, (with Rabia Arif) CREB Working Paper No. 03-12, 2012

Cross Country Growth Spillovers:Seperating the Impact of Cultural Distance from Geographical Distance, (with Rabia Ikram) CREB Working Paper No. 02-11, 2011

Research In Progress