CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business


Third International Conference on Applied Development Economics 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Centre for Research in Economics and Business (CREB) at Lahore School of Economics will host the 3rd International Conference on Applied Development Economics (ADE) from 8 – 10 September 2021. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the conference will follow a hybrid approach that will involve conducting integrated sessions with some participants attending in-person while others participating virtually. The conference will highlight recent research from developing countries focusing on economic development and poverty alleviation. ADE 2021 will feature plenary talks by Christopher Woodruff (University of Oxford) and Danila Serra (Texas A&M University).

The conference will aim to (i) highlight recent research that can have lasting policy impact for sustainable growth in the developing world; (ii) provide early career researchers the opportunity to obtain feedback on their on-going work; and (iii) to start a mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and discussions among researchers on potential collaborations.

The conference will include presentations from international and local researchers working on development issues. Session themes are broadly envisioned to include Governance (and service delivery), Firms and Entrepreneurship, Labor, Education, Health, Poverty Reduction, Political Economy and Environment with a special focus on Gender and Public Policy Response to the global pandemic.

Submission, Review Process and Timeline

Submissions must be of original and unpublished work which is at a significantly advanced stage with at least preliminary findings to report, and address theoretical and/or applied issues related to development economics.

Interested applicants are requested to submit an extended abstract (up to 2000 words) or full papers at, by 23:59 (PKT) on 30 April 2021. Accepted applicants will be notified by 31 May 2021 via email, and will be requested to submit full papers by 1 August 2021.

Details of all scheduled presentations will be posted at the CREB website: Conference proceedings will not be published. However, abstracts of presented papers will be posted online on the CREB website. Last years’ programmes are available at .


Limited funding is available for in-person presenters. Feel free to contact the organizers for queries by email at: or