Azam Chaudhry

Dr. Azam Chaudhry is Professor of Economics, the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Pro Rector of the Lahore School of Economics. He has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics from the London School of Economics (UK) where he specialized in Monetary Economics, Econometrics and Corporate Finance and a M.A. and PhD in Economics from Brown University (USA) where he specialized in theoretical and empirical macroeconomics.

He teaches undergraduate and graduate Econometrics and Macroeconomics at the Lahore School of Economics and his research interests include Innovation and Technological Change, Institutional Economics, Economic Growth and Development, Behavioral Economics, Economic and Social Networks, Political Economy and Industrial Organization

Measuring the Barriers to Industrial Upgrading using Evidence from Pakistan (with David Atkin, Amit K. Khandelwal and Eric Verhoogen)

Measuring Innovation in the Pakistani Textile Sector (with Matthew McCartney and WaqarWadho)

Benchmarking of Productivity in the Pakistani Garments Sector (with Theresa Chaudhry, Rocco MacChiavelloand Chris Woodruff)

Developing an Optimal Industrial Strategy in the Context of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) (with Theresa Chaudhry,Maryiam Haroon and Nida Jamil)

Impact assessment of start-up loans to female run micro-enterprises (with Farah Said, Naved Hamid and Mahreen Mahmud)

How Network Centrality Affects Electoral Politics in Pakistan (with Mahnoor Asif)

Measuring the effects of agglomeration on new firms in Punjab (with Maryiam Haroon)

Spillovers in technology adoption: evidence from a randomized experiment in Pakistan (with David, Amit K. Khandelwaland EricVerhoogen)

Patron-client relations in rural Punjab (with Kate Vyborny)

Working Papers

Understanding Productivity in the Pakistani Garment Sector, (with Theresa Chaudhry, Rocco MacChiavello, and Chris Woodruff), IGC Working Paper, 2016
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Survey of IFC Firms on Local MBA Quality,World Bank Policy Research Working Paper, Number 3182, World Bank, Washington D.C., 2004

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

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

Journal Articles

Home-based Enterprises: Experimental Evidence on Female Preferences from Pakistan(with Giovanna d’Adda, Mahreen Mahmud andFarah Said),Economic Development and Cultural Change, (2022).

Innovation Strategies and Productivity Growth in Developing Countries: Firm level Evidence from Pakistani Manufacturers ( with Waqar Wadho), Journal of Asian Economics (2022), Vol 81

Where to Locate? The Correlation Between Spatial Proximity and Location Choice of New Firms: The Case of Pakistan (with Maryiam Haroon), Asian Economic Journal, Volume 35, Issue 2, 187–208, 2021

First integrals of Hamiltonian systems: The inverse problem (with F. M. Mahomed and R. Naz),Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems-S, Volume 13, Issue 10,2829-2840, October 2020

It is not power,but how you use it: Experimental evidence on altruism from households in Pakistan (with Giovanna d'Adda, Mahreen Mahmud andFarah Said),Applied Economics Letters, Volume 27, Issue 5, 426-431, 2020

Do young innovative companies create more jobs? Evidence from Pakistani textile firms (with Micheline Goedhuys and WaqarWadho),World Development, Volume 117, 139-152, May 2019

Closed-form solutions of the Lucas-Uzawa model with externalities via the partial Hamiltonian approach (with R. Naz),Computational and Applied Mathematics, Volume 37, Issue 4, 5146–5161, September 2018

Innovation and Firm Performance in Developing Countries: The case of Pakistani Textile and Apparel Manufacturers (with WaqarWadho), Research Policy, Volume 47, Issue 7, 1283-1294, September 2018

Closed-form Solutions for the Lucas-Uzawa Growth Model with Logarithmic Utility Preferences via the Partial Hamiltonian Approach (with R. Naz),Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series S, Volume 11, Issue 4, 643-654, 2018

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