PAKISTAN ECONOMY: THE WAY FORWARD
Pakistan Society of Development Economists 34th Annual Conference December 12-14, 2018 at Islamabad, Pakistan PAKISTAN’S ECONOMY: THE WAY FORWARD Welcome to the 34th Annual General Meeting and Conference of Pakistan Society of Development Economists (PSDE). This year’s overarching theme of the conference is ‘Pakistan’s Economy: The Way Forward’. The AGM and conference of PSDE is a regular event taking place since 1984 under the umbrella of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, the Pakistan’s premier think tank, policy research institute and university. This year’s conference includes 5 distinguished lectures, 6 panel discussion sessions, 8 parallel technical sessions and the inaugural session. Pakistan economy is facing many economic and development challenges and the present government is struggling hard to cope with these challenges. These challenges include trade and current account deficits, climate change, water security, regional connectivity and health issues. This year’s conference of PSDE contains dedicated distinguished lectures and panel discussion sessions revolving around these current policy issues. World leading professionals are invited to take part in the debate. This year’s distinguished guests include Dr. Adil Najam, the lead author of report of Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the report that won 2007 Nobel Peace Prize. For Allam Iqbal Lecture, we have Pakistan’s leading economist Prof. Syed Nawab Haider Naqwi who will be talking about defining movements and ideas in economics and For the Quaid-e-Azam memorial lecture, we have Dr. Tariq Banuri who is current Chairman of Higher Education Commission and world renowned environmental scientist and economist who will be talking about An Export Promotion Strategy for the Knowledge Economy.
PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE 34th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF PSDE – 2018
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