ICTEDPS Presentations

Social Transformation and Development

Chairperson:

Dr. Nuzhat AHMAD
Senior Research Fellow
IFPRI and Ex Director,
AERC

Discussant:

Dr. Adnan HYDER
IBA, Karachi

TopicPresenterPresentation
Inclusive Growth: An Application of Social Opportunity Function to Selected Districts of Punjab, PakistanDr. Tasneem Zafar
National School of Public Policy (NSPP), Lahore
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Economic Growth and Inequality in Developing Economies: Theory and Evidence.Dr.Muhammad Tariq Majeed
Quaid–e–Azam University, Islamabad
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Quantification of Socio Economic Deprivations of Urban Slums: A Case Study from FaisalabadMr. Riaz Ahmed,Mr.Usman Mustafa and Mr.Abdul Saboor
Preston University,Islamabad
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Dynamics of Social Protection in Context of Structural and Institutional Performance: A Disaggregate Analysis for PakistanMr.Ahmed Raza Ul Mustafa and Dr. Mohammad Nishat
Karachi University
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Financial Sector And Microfinance

Chairperson:

Dr. Ayub MEHAR
Director General Research
and Development department
of FPCCI

Discussant:

Dr. Danish Ahmad SIDDIQUI
KUBS, Karachi University

TopicPresentersPresentation
Hedging Stock Market, Inflation and Exchange Rate Risks by Precious MetalsTanzeela Yaqoob ,Dr. Javed Iqbal and Dr Mudassir Uddin,
Karachi
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Forecasting Pakistani Stock Market Volatility with Macroeconomic Variables: Evidence from the Multivariate GARCH ModelMr. Zohaib Aziz and Mr. Javed Iqbal ,
Federal Urdu University of Arts
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Women and Micro- Financing: A Case Study of Karachi, PakistanProf. Dr. Shagufta Nasreen andProf. Dr. Nasreen Aslam Shah
Karachi University
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Macroeconomic Issues and Development

Chairperson:

Dr. Sajjad AKHTAR
Ex Director of Center for Research on Poverty Reduction and Income Distribution

Discussant:

Dr. Shaista ALAM
AERC , Karachi University

TopicPresenterPresentation
Relationship of Exchange Rate with GDP, Interest Rate and Inflation of Developed and Developing CountriesMr. Tayyab Raza Faraz and Samreen Fatima
Karachi
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Does Demographic Transition with Human Capital Dynamics Matter for Economic GrowthMr.Munir Ahmed and Dr. Rana Ejaz Ali Khan,
Islamia University Bahawalpur
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The Macroeconomic Factors Shaping Pakistan’s Public Debt Profile: An Empirical InvestigationMr.Muhammad Imran and Dr. Muhammad Arshad,
Islamabad
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Does Decentralization Enhance Responsiveness to People’s Needs? Empirical Evidence from PakistanDr.Manzoor Ahmed, Lasbela University,
Balochistan
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HEALTH AND POVERTY

Chairperson:

Prof. Dr. Mehtab KAREEM
Vice Chancellor
Malir University, Karachi

Discussant:

Dr.Noreen MUJAHID
Karachi University

TRADE REFORMS AND DEVELOPMENT

Chairperson:

Engr. M.A JABBAR
Life member of SAARC
Chamber of Commerce and Industry and FPCCI

Discussant:

Prof. Dr. Khalid MUSTAFA
Karachi University

INSTITUTIONAL QUALITY , OPENNES AND GROWTH

Chairperson:

Dr. Ali CHOUDHARY
Research Director, SBP

Discussant:

Dr. Mohsin Hasnain AHMAD
AERC, Karachi University

ENVIRONMENT AND ENERGY ISSUES

Chairperson:

Prof.Dr. Samina KHALIL
Director, AERC

Discussant:

Dr.Sajjad AKHTAR
Ex Director of Center for Research on Poverty Reduction and Income Distribution

ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

Chairperson:

Dr. Ashraf WASTI
Advisor to Govt of Sindh on NFC

Discussant:

Dr. Zeshan ATIQ
University of Karachi

SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT, EDUCATION INEQUALITIES

Chairperson:

Dr. Hiro TAKAHASHI
Honorary Investment Counselor,
Board of Investment, Pakistan–Japan

Discussant:

Dr. Usman MUSTAFA
Professor, Joint Director, Project Evaluation and Training Division, PIDE