The IMF Resident Representative in Pakistan Ms. Esther Perez Ruiz from Washington D.C. will virtually present the key findings of their flagship publication, the Regional Economic Outlook “Building Resilience and Fostering Sustainable Growth.”

   

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Workshop on “Pakistan: Fisheries Value Chain Assessment for its Improvement” by AERC

Applied Economics Research Centre, organized a Workshop on “Pakistan: Fisheries Value Chain Assessment for its Improvement”. The workshop marks the completion of a project, funded by the World Bank. The purpose of the workshop was to take the endorsement on the recommendations and the action plans forwarded in the research report. The workshop was attended […]

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YOUNG ECONOMIST CONFERENCE on Sustainable Development Goals 2023

Congratulations to the AERC team for successful execution of the Young Economist Conference. The AERC team has done a wonderful job in coordinating various academic events, such as the poster conference and the Young Economist Conference, as part of the 50-year celebration of AERC over the past few weeks. Thanks to all members of organizing […]

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Poster Presentation organized by AERC

The very first Poster Seminar at the Applied Economics Research Center. This exciting event showcases the hard work and dedication of our students and offers an opportunity for you to encourage and provide valuable inputs to our budding researchers .  

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Guest Speaker Session by Dr. Naeem uz Zafar (Sitara-i-Imtiaz) Chief Statistician, Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), organized by AERC

It was a privilege to have Dr. Naeem uz Zafar, the Chief Statistician of Pakistan Bureau of Statistics (PBS), for an informative session on the topic of “Population census: Issues, Challenges and the way forward”. During his presentation, Dr. Naeem uz Zafar addressed several critical aspects, including the census objectives, controversies associated with earliear censuses, […]

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Roundtable Discussion for Economic Policy Reforms in Pakistan :”Reforms for a Brighter Future: Time to Decide”

A roundtable discussion held on August 29, 2023, at the University of Karachi, jointly organized by the Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC) World Bank and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) and. The objective of the discussion was to engage with the relevant policy experts and stakeholders at the provincial level to discuss the way […]

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BOOK REVIEWS :Decentralization, Local Governance, And Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the Pacific Edited by Bruno Carrasco, Hanif A. Rehemtulla, and Rainer Rohdewohld, Co-publication of the Asian Development Bank and Routledge, 2023, pp. 1- 380.

Shabbir Ahmed

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Guest Speaker Session by Deputy Commissioner District Central, Mr. Taha Saleem, organized by AERC

In a guest speaker session, organized by AERC, Deputy Commissioner District Central, Mr. Taha Saleem elaborated his perspective concerning the involvement of Civil administration in urban development. He emphasized the significance of collaboration between Universities and Civil administration in jointly formulating city development plans and effectively executing them. Additionally, he underscored the crucial role played […]

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Seminar on “The State of Pakistan’s Economy and Fedearal Budget 2023-24”

Fiscal and monetary policies are in contradiction with each other which has negative implications for achieving the macroeconomic and fiscal targets presented by the government in the Federal Budget 2023-24. The budget portrays a weak resource mobilization strategy where net revenue receipts of the federal government are not enough to cover even the interest payments. […]

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A Panel Discussion on :”Policy Choices During Economic Crises and Beyond”

CONFLICT BETWEEN POLITICAL ELITES, EXTERNAL IMBALACES AND CORRUPTION A ROOT CAUSE OF ECONOMIC CRISIS Conflict between political elites, external debt burden and corruption is identified as the main reasons of economic slowdown, which implies very limited policy options for economic progress. This was concluded in the panel discussion at the University of Karachi, which was […]

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Inauguration SDG Research & Resource Centre at AERC University of Karachi

Director AERC, Prof. Dr. Nooreen Mujahid, at the inauguration ceremony of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Research and Resource Centre, at the AERC. The SDGs are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Achieving these goals requires the collective effort of governments, […]

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TALK on the: Mounting Challenges, Decisive Times Middle East and Central Asia- December 08, 2022 Copy

Department of Economics, University of Karachi in collaboration with Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC) hosted International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Resident Represented, Ms. Esther Perez Ruiz, on 8th December, 2022 at AERC auditorium. Vice Chancellor University of Karachi, Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Professor Dr. Abdul Waheed, Registrar, University of Karachi […]

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TALK on the: Mounting Challenges, Decisive Times Middle East and Central Asia- December 08, 2022

Department of Economics, University of Karachi in collaboration with Applied Economics Research Centre (AERC) hosted International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Resident Represented, Ms. Esther Perez Ruiz, on 8th December, 2022 at AERC auditorium. Vice Chancellor University of Karachi, Dr. Khalid Mahmood Iraqi graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Professor Dr. Abdul Waheed, Registrar, University of Karachi […]

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Pakistan, IMF and the Way Forward

Prof. Dr. Samina Khalil, Director, Applied Economics Research Center, University of Karachi took the initiative of organizing and conducting the webinar from the platform of the AERC on [...]

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BOOK REVIEWS – Good Economics for Hard Times: Better Answers to Our Biggest Problems, by Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo, Penguin Random House, 2019, pp. 541.

Book Reviews by Samina Khalil (Research Professor, Applied Economics Research Center, University of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan.)

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Evaluation of a year of performance of the current (PTI) government: Challenges, Successes, and Failures (16-September-2019)

Prof. Dr. Ehsan Rasheed Memorial Lecture by Dr. Nadeem Javaid at the AERC, University of Karachi was held on September 16, 2019. Dr. Javaid made an excellent presentation on the last one year economic performance of the Government and future economic challenges. AERC is grateful to Dr. Javaid for sharing his time,thoughts, information, data and facts & figures about the macro economy of Pakistan [...]

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Prof. Dr. Samina Khalil participated in the fourth CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum at Xian, China on ( 27 – 28 August, 2019 )

The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Institute organized the fourth CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum (CTTDF) in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative (RKSI) and International Economics and Finance Institute (IEFE) of the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on 27-28 August 2019 with a theme of “Trading for Shared Prosperity” in one of the ancient cities and starting points of the Silk Road, Xian, Shaanxi Province, the PRC. The forum participants from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, the PRC, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan and Tajikistan, [...]

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3 Day Workshop on: “Applied Research in Multidisciplinary Economics and Multidimensional Wellbeing in Pakistan” (8-10 July, 2019)

The workshop on Applied Research in Multidisciplinary Economics and Multidimensional Wellbeing in Pakistan was organized in joint collaboration of School of Economics, Quaid-e-Azam University, Kashmir Institute of Economics, University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Higher Education Commission with the association of Applied [...]

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Best Practices for Peace Building at University Campuses ( June 25, 2019 )

The office of Students Advisor under the patronage of the Vice Chancellor University of Karachi, Prof. Dr. Khalid Iraqi established official Students' Societies to promote positive student activities. The Students' Advisor Office, University of Karachi, and Inter University Consortium for Promotion of Social Sciences Pakistan (IUCPSS), jointly organized a seminar on Best Practices for Peace Building at University Campuses at Applied Economics Research Centre, University [...]

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Research Seminar

Presentation by Prof. Dr. Samina Khalil about the contract research study titled: “Efficient participatory irrigation institutions to support productive and sustainable agriculture in south Asia”

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