Pakistan Society of development Economists (PSDE) is the only Pakistani professional association of economists and other social scientists. It provides an institutional framework for professional and research development. The society was formed in 1982 and located at the premises of Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PDE). The Society provides a platform for academics and policy-makers for exchange of ideas on the pressing economic and social problems facing Pakistan. It provide an important forum through Annual General Meeting and Conference for economic professionals, policymakers, businessmen and various schools of interested observers for debate concerning development issues.

Programme 33rd AGM and Conference 

33rd AGM Video Recordings


33rd PSDE AGM & Conference Theme

Redefining Prosperity Paths in Changing Global Economy; Opportunities and Challenges for Pakistan

(December 12-14, 2017, Marriott Hotel IslamabadView Location  


  1. Industrial development; Job creation, Special Economic Zones and Urban Development
  2. Quest for Prosperity; Indigenous Experiences, New Paradigms, Sustainability and Suitability
  3. Innovation, Productivity and Economic Growth
  4. Impact of Fourth Industrial Revolution; Robotic Economy, Artificial Intelligence Economy, Carbon Fibers and others
  5. Agricultural Reforms; modernization and Agro-based Industrial development
  6. Financial Liberalization and Business Development
  7. Social Capital and Economic Growth: Tolerance, Harmony and Trust
  8. Macroeconomic policies in a changing global and local Landscape
  9. Brain and Brawn for Change; Academia-Economy Linkages
  10. Tapping the Regional Economic Integration; CPEC, ECO, SAARC, ASEAN


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