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22nd November 2017
This week in our CREB event on Wednesday 22nd November, 2017 at 11:30 am, Dr. Rehana Naz, Professor of Mathematics at the Lahore School of Economics will be giving a tutorial on the use of Latex for creating documents and presentations.

30th October 2017
CREB staff members Dr. Naved Hamid and Azka Mir's piece on Forced Devaluation in DAWN Newspaper. View

October 2017
We are pleased to inform you that the latest issue of the Lahore Journal of Economics (Volume 22-SE, September 2017) is now online.

This issue contains the Papers and Proceedings from the Lahore School’s Thirteenth International Conference on the Management of the Pakistan Economy. The theme of this year’s conference was “Igniting Technology Led Growth in Pakistan: Role of Monetary, Fiscal and Investment Policies.”






Past Events

15th November 2017
A meeting with Dr. Ali Hasanain, Assistant Professor of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences, member of Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) and Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR) fellow was held at CREB. His research explores Political Economy and Development Economics issues, principally using experimental methods. His research area is to investigate how Information Communications Technology (ICT) impacts political, economic, and social equilibria and how personalities and differences in beliefs impact development interventions. He talked about his livestock project (a RCT on impact of providing information on performance of veterinary field staff on farmers decision regarding the use of their services).

4th October 2017
A meeting with Ms. Fauzia Viqar, Chairperson, Punjab Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) was held at CREB. She talked about the goals and programs of the Punjab Commission on the Status of Women paticulary PCSW's "Generating Data to Advance Women's Social and Economic Empowerment in Pakistan" project.

27th September 2017
CREB research fellow Farah Said conducted a workshop on Designing survey instruments for electronic data collection using SurveyCTO (based on Open Data Kit [ODK]).

20th September 2017
CREB research fellows Maryiam Haroon and Zunia Tirmazee conducted a workshop on Structural Equation Models (SEM) at CREB. Structural Equation Models 1 (Introduction) Course was to introduce participants to a working knowledge of structural equation model, basic topics included model assumptions, model estimation, parameter constraints, multiple group models, construct and measurement equation equivalence across multiple groups and its execution on STATA.

13th September 2017
A meeting with Dr. Sajid Rasul (Director General Bureau of Statistics, Punjab) was organized at CREB. Dr. Rasul talked about the Bureau's recent and ongoing projects as well as upcoming surveys. The Bureau has recently completed the Punjab Health survey and are in the process of carrying out the next round of MICS survey and Social & Economic Well Being Survey for Women in Punjab.

30th August 2017
Muhammad Haseeb, Lahore School of Economics alumni and PhD candidate at the University of Warwick presented his current research in the CREB weekly seminar.

18th August 2017
Dr. Mahreen Mahmud from CSAE, University of Oxford conducted a subject workshop at CREB. The session covered both the planning and writing phase of applying for a grant, focusing in particular on how to compose the case for support.

June 2017
CREB research fellows/Lahore School of Economics PhD students; Farah Said, Maryiam Haroon and Zunia Saif Tirmazee visited the University of St. Gallens, Switzerland in summer 2017 to attend a two week Global School in Empirical Research Methods (GSERM) workshop. GSERM is a distinguished integrated program for PhD students, postdocs and practitioners from leading universities all over the world offering a course-based learning experience. Our research fellows got an opportunity to learn at a great place and to meet people from throughout Europe and elsewhere. They chose to enroll in Structural Equation Modeling I and II, Experimental Methods for Behavioral Science and Econometrics of Big Data from over 100 different courses (one course per week, 4 ECTS each). They found it to be a unique experience giving them a lot of new insights in their respective fields of research and an attractive opportunity to interact with their fellow students and professors.

18th May 2017
Two Sides of the Same Rupee? Comparing Demand for Microcredit and Microsaving in a Framed Field Experiment in Rural Pakistan has been published online in The Economic Journal by Uzma Afzal, Giovanna d'Adda, Marcel Fafchamps, Simon Quinn and Farah Said
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13th April 2017
CREB organised the Lahore School of Economics and University of Oxford Second International Conference on Microfinance Products and Processes: Lessons from the field and it was held at the Lahore School of Economics.
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29th-30th March 2017
CREB organised the Lahore School of Economics Thirteenth International Conference on Management of the Pakistan Economy. The theme of this conference was “Igniting Technology led Growth in Pakistan: Role of Monetary, Fiscal and Investment Polices”.
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CREB Research Newsletter March 2017
The seventh issue of the CREB Research Newsletter was published just before the Lahore School of Economics Thirteenth International Conference. It contains information on current research projects at CREB, as well as of events such as the upcoming International Conference of the Lahore School of Economics and International Conferences where CREB staff presented papers. This newsletter also includes a list of recent CREB publications and research carried out by the CREB staff individually. Moreover, it provides abstracts of recently completed MPhil theses.
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CREB Working Paper No. 01-17
CREB Working Paper No. 01-17 was published in February 2017 on The Theory of the Natural Resource Curse: A Political Economy View by Sadia Hussain, Teaching and Research Fellow and Waqar Wadho, Assistant Professor, Lahore School of Economics.
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