Theresa Chaudhry

Dr. Theresa Chaudhry is Professor of Economics and a fellow of the Centre for Research in Economics and Business (CREB) at the Lahore School of Economics. She is also a research affiliate with the International Growth Centre (IGC) in the UK. She received a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005. Prior to the Lahore School, Dr. Chaudhry worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on issues of public finance and public sector governance.

Dr. Chaudhry teaches microeconomics and supervises research for the BSc Economics, MPhil Economics, and PhD Economics programs. She also serves as a managing an editor of the Lahore Journal of Economics, a bi-annual scholarly journal cited in the JEL. Her current on-going projects include survey-based and experimental research on child health and firms.

Exposure to Fasting: Health and Birth Outcomes

Developing an Optimal Industrial Strategy in the Context of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor-CPEC (with Azam Chaudhry and Nida Jamil)

Conditional-Cash Transfers for Girls’ Secondary Schooling in Rural Punjab, Pakistan

Project Abstracts:

Exposure to Fasting: Health and Birth Outcomes

Project members:
Theresa Chaudhry, Lahore School of Economics

We are examining the intent-to-treat effect of exposure to fasting on various outcomes using various MICS datasets and Demographic and Health Surveys on a number of outcomes, including: birth outcomes, height-for-age and weight-for-age z-scores of children under age five, and adult disability.

Working Papers

Understanding Productivity in the Pakistani Garment Sector, (with Azam Chaudhry, Rocco MacChiavello, and Chris Woodruff), IGC Working Paper, 2016

Resource Misallocation and Aggregate Productivity in Punjab, (with MuhammadHaseeb)CREB Working paper, No 01-14, 2014

Incentives and Productivity: Work Groups vs. Production Lines, (with Chris Woodruff), IGC Working Paper, 2013

Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index: Whose Perceptions Are They Anyway? (with Anwar Shah), Discussion Draft (background paper for OED evaluation of anti-corruption programs), World Bank, 2005

Implementing Decentralized Local Governance: A Treacherous Road with Potholes, Detoturs, and Road Closures, (Anwar Shah),Policy Research Working Paper #3353, Washington DC: The World Bank, 2004

Journal Articles

Trading textiles along the new silk route: The impact on Pakistani firms of gaining market access to China (with Nida Jamil and Azam Chaudhry),Journal of Development Economics, Vol 158,2022

The Impact of Prenatal Exposure to Ramadan on Child Anthropomorphic Outcomes in Pakistan (with Azka Mir), Maternal and Child Health Journal, 2021

Son-biased fertility stopping, birth spacing, and child nutritional status in Pakistan (with Maha Khan and Azka Mir), Review of Development Economics, 25(2), pp 712-36,2021

Effects of birth order and son preference on utilization of pre- and post-natal health inputs in Punjab (with Maha Khan), Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 70(1), pp 110-115, 2020

Estimating the Health and Socioeconomic Effects of Cousin Marriage in South Asia, (with Alan H. Bittles, Julia Brown, Shamyla Chaudhry, M. Nizam Khan, Steven Li, A. MushfiqMobarak, Rana Abdul Wajid and TetyanaZelenska), Journal of Biosocial Science, 51(3), pp 418-435, 2019

Economic Geography and Misallocation in Pakistan’s Manufacturing Hub, with Muhammad Haseeb and Maryiam Haroon, The Annals of Regional Science, 59(1), 2017

Pakistan's Experience with the Pak-China Free Trade Agreement: Lessons for CPEC, (with Azam Chaudhry and Nida Jamil), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, Sept. 2017.

Same Jeans Same Stitch? A Comparison of Denim Production across Three Factories in Punjab, Pakistan (with MahvishFaran), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, Sept. 2016

Organization, Management, and Wage Practices in Pakistan’s Electrical Fan and Ready-Made Garment Sectors (with MahvishFaran), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, Sept. 2015

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South Asia Seminar Series, St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK, Oct. 2019

Annual International Conference on the Management of the Pakistan Economy, Lahore School of Economics, 2007 – 2016, 2019.

Contemporary South Asia Seminar, Dept of International Development and Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme, University of Oxford, UK, Nov. 2016

Growth Week, International Growth Centre, London School of Economics, Sept. 2014

Growth Week, International Growth Centre, London School of Economics, Sept. 2012

Meetings of the Southern Economics Association, New Orleans, LA, November 2004

Can Decentralization Help Rebuild Indonesia?Conference hosted by the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, May 2002

North Eastern Universities Development Conference, Boston, MA, Fall 2001

Intensive Course on Quantitative Methods of Competition Analysis, UniversitatPompeuFabra, Oct. 2013: Attended course

Firms and Household Enterprises in Developing Countries, Summer School Program at the University of Warwick, July 2010: Participant (invited).

American Evaluation Association, Washington, D.C., November 2002: Made presentation on evaluation of anti-­‐‑corruption programs to international audience of program evaluators