Presentations from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Management of the Pakistan Economy

Day 1: Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Session 1 – Ensuring Macroeconomic Stability with Micro Firm Level Dynamism

Pakistan: How Macro-Micro Interaction Has Resulted in an Undervalued, Underperforming Economy
Rashid Amjad, Lahore School of Economics

Combining Macroeconomic Stability and Micro-Based Growth: The South East Asia/Asia Pacific Experience
A.M. Khalid, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei

Bangladesh 2000-2017: Sustainable Growth, Technology and the Irrelevance of Productivity
Matthew McCartney, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Network Trade and Sri Lanka’s Integration into Regional Supply Chains
Sirimal Abeyratne, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Session 2 – Monetary Policy, External Capital and Exchange Rate Management

Global Uncertainty and Monetary Policy Effectiveness in Pakistan
Inayat Mangla, Lahore School of Economics
Kalim Hyder, State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi

External Debt Management and Capital Flows: Issues and Challenges in Pakistan
Jamshed Y. Uppal, The Catholic University of America, Washington DC
Ghulam Saghir, University of Central Punjab, Lahore

Exchange Rate Management, Structural Change and Economic Growth
Naved Hamid & Azka Mir, Lahore School of Economics

Session 3 – Role of Fiscal Policy in Economic Growth

Fiscal Policy and Economic Growth
Syed Shabbar Zaidi, A.F. Ferguson & Co, Karachi

Fiscal Deficit and Economic Growth in Pakistan: New Evidence
Nasir Iqbal, Benazir Income Support Programme, Islamabad
Musleh ud Din, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad
Ejaz Ghani, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad 

Day 2: Thursday, 30 March, 2017

Session 4 – Openness, Economic Growth and Firm Level Productivity

Pakistan’s Experience with the Pakistan-China Free Trade Agreement: Lessons for CPEC
Theresa Chaudhry, Nida Jamil & Azam Chaudhry, Lahore School of Economics

The Effects of Foreign Capital Inflows on Economic Growth in Pakistan: An Econometric Analysis
Tayyeb Shabbir, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA

Session 5 – Investment, Technology Upgradation and Job Creation

Financing Technological Upgrading: The East Asian Experience
Rajah Rasiah & Shujaat Mubarik, University of Malaya, Malaysia

Investment Patterns and Behavior: The Austrian Case as a Kind of Regional Central European Typus
Hanns Pichler, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria

Diversification on Small Farms: An Empirical Investigation of Panel Data from 2001 to 2010
Sadia Hussain & Farah Said, Lahore School of Economics

Session 6 – Strengthening Institutions and Improving Governance for Equitable Growth

Are Some Groups More Vulnerable to the Business Cycle Shocks Than Others? Regional Analysis from Pakistan’s Labor Market

Mehak Ejaz, SZABIST, Karachi
Kalim Hyder, State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi

Mobile Banking: A Potential Catalyst for Financial Inclusion and Growth in Pakistan
Kumail Rizvi, Lahore School of Economics
Bushra Naqvi, Lahore University of Management Sciences
Fatima Tanveer, Lahore School of Economics