02:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m.

F I R S T T E C H N I C A L S E S S I O N

  Crystal Ball Room - A
 

(a) Governance, Growth and Social Sector

Chairperson: Akmal Hussain
Distinguished Professor
Beaconhouse National University
Lahore.
1. Sustainable Incubator Management: A Case Study for Pakistan.
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Aneel Salman and Atif Abdul Majeed
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
New York, USA.
2. Pakistan, Politics, and Political Business Cycles.
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Irem Batool and Gernot Seig
TU Braunschweig, Germany.
3. Public Sector Innovation: Case Study of e-government Projects in Pakistan.
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Irfanullah Arfeen and Nawar Khan
University of Manchester, UK and
National University of Science and Technology, Rawalpindi.
4. Economic Evaluation of Health Cost of Pesticide Use: Willingness to Pay.
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Muhammad Khan
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology
Islamabad.
Discussant: Abdul Jabbar
International Islamic University
Islamabad
   
  Crystal Ball Room – B
 

(b) Labour and Skill Development

Chairperson: Naved Hamid
Director, Centre for Research in
Economics and Business (CREB)
Lahore School of Economics, Lahore.
1. Skill, Competitiveness and Productivity.
Muhammad Khan, Fouzia Aftab Kiani, Afsheen Ashraf,
and M. Iftikharul Husnain
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology
Islamabad
2.

Skill Shortage versus Subject Choice: Case of Pakistan.
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Atiq ur Rehman, Hafsa Anis and Saud Ahmed Khan
International Islamic University, Islamabad, and
National Institute of Computer Science and Technology
Islamabad.

3. The Dynamics of Moonlighting in Pakistan.
View Paper
Asma Hyder and Ather Maqsood
National University of Science and Technology
Islamabad.
4. Employer Size Wage Differential: Does Investment in Human Capital Matter?
Zafar Mueen Nasir and Nasir Iqbal
PIDE, Islamabad.
Discussant: Tahir Hijazi
University of Central Punjab
Lahore
   
  Noor Mahal
 

(c) Pricing Mechanism

Chairperson: Khalid Mirza
Chairman
Competition Commission of Pakistan
Islamabad.
1. Sticky Information vs. Sticky Prices
Adnan Haider and Drissi Ramzi
PIDE, Islamabad, and CERESG, ESG Business School
France
2. Single Stock Futures Trading and Stock Price Volatility: Empirical Analysis.
View Paper
Safi Ullah Khan and Syed Tahir Hijazi
Kohat University of Science and Technology, Kohat, and
Comsats Institute of Information Technolgy, Islamabad.
3. Empirical Investigation of Debt-Maturity Structure: Evidence from Pakistan.
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Attaullah Shah and Shahid Ali Khan
Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar.
Discussant: Eatzaz Ahmad
Quaid-i-Azam University
Islamabad
   
   
09:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

S E C O N D T E C H N I C A L S E S S I O N

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(a) Health and Education: Understanding Disparities

Chairperson: Masoom Yasinzai
Vice-Chancellor
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad
1. Regional Health Accounts for Pakistan—Provincial and District Health Expenditures and the Degree of Districts Fiscal Autonomy.
View Paper
Christian Lorenz and Muhammad Khalid
Gesellschaft fuer Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
Islamabad.
2. Education Order in Punjab: A District Level Study.
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Aisha Khan
Lahore School of Economics
Lahore.
3. Measuring Impact of Education and Socio-economic Factors on Health for Pakistan.
View Paper
Zahid Asghar, Nazia Attique and Ameena Arooj
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad and
PIDE, Islamabad.
4. Consumer Satisfaction in Social Security Hospital: A Case Study of Punjab Employees Social Security Institution Hospital, Rawalpindi.
View Paper
Nasir Ayat and Mahmood Khalid
Consultant Health Economist and
PIDE, Islamabad.
Discussant: Naushin Mahmood
PIDE, Islamabad.
   
  Crystal Ball Room – B
 

(b) Growth, Poverty and Inequality

Chairperson: Mohammad Nizamuddin
Vice-Chancellor
University of Gujrat, Gujrat
1. Inter-Governmental Funds Flows in Pakistan: Are they Reducing Poverty?
View Paper
Qazi Masood Ahmed and Akhtar Lodhi
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, and
Applied Economics Research Centre, Karachi.
2. Do Foreign Inflows Benefit Pakistani Poor?
View Paper
Muhammad Ali
Applied Economics Research Centre
Karachi.
3. Providing for the Resource Shortfall for Poverty Elimination through Potential Zakat Collection in OIC-member Countries: Reapraised.
View Paper
Nasim Shah Shirazi and Muhammad Fouad Bin Amin
International Islamic University, Malaysia.
4. Inequality and Welfare by Food Expenditure Components.
View Paper
Rashida Haq and Nabeela Arshad
PIDE, Islamabad.
Discussant: Talat Anwar
CIDA, Islamabad
   
  Noor Mahal
 

(c) Agriculture Competitiveness

Chairperson: Sarfraz Khan Qureshi
Former Director
PIDE, Islamabad
1. Trade Liberalisation Could Improve Producers Profitability in Agriculture: A Case of Basmati Rice.
View Paper
Muhammad Zulfiqar, Dilawar Khan,
Anwar Chisti, Munir Khan, Wasiullah,
Muhammad Zakir, and Robina Karim
Kohat University of Science and Technology
Kohat.
2. Competitiveness among Asian Exporters in the World Rice Market.
View Paper
Muhammad Ilyas, Tahir Mukhtar,
and Muhammad Tariq Javed
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Rawalpindi, and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
3. Livestock Productivity in the Desert Ecologies of Pakistan: Setting the Development Priorities.
View Paper
Umar Farooq, Munir Ahmed, and Ikram Saeed
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, and
PIDE, Islamabad.
4. Fostering FDI in the Agriculture Sector.
Areef Salman
Islamic Development Bank
Saudi Arabia
Discussant: Zakir Hussain
University of Sargodha, Sargodha
   
   
09:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

T H I R D T E C H N I C A L S E S S I O N

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(a) Aid, Investment and Growth

Chairperson: Waqar Masood
Federal Secretary
Ministry of Textile
Islamabad
1. The Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Employment Opportunities: Panel Data Analysis.
View Paper
Syed Zia Abbas Rizvi and Muhammad Nishat
Institute of Business Management, Karachi, and
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi.
2. Effectiveness of Foreign Aid and Human Development.
View Paper
Nasim Shah Shirazi, Turkhan Ali, Abdul Mannap, and Muhammad Ali
International Islamic University, Malaysia, and
International Islamic University, Islamabad.
3. Investment, Inflation and Economic Growth Nexus.
View Paper
Nasir Iqbal and Saima Nawaz
PIDE, Islamabad
4. Sector Level Analysis of FDI-growth Nexus: A Case Study of Pakistan.
View Paper
Somia Iram and Muhammad Nishat
Applied Economics Research Centre
Karachi.
Discussant: Wasim Shahid
Quaid-i-Azam University
Islamabad
   
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(b) Trade, Industry and Human Capital

Chairperson: Pervez Tahir
Former Chief Economist
The Planning Commission
1. A Dynamic Analysis of the Relationship among Human Development, Exports and Economic Growth in Pakistan.
View Paper
Muhammad Afzal, A. Rauf Butt, and Hafeez ur Rehman
University of the Punjab, Lahore, and University of Management and Technology, Lahore.
2. Changing Rules of the Games of Textile Trade: Gender Implications for Pakistan from a CGE Analysis.
Rizwana Siddiqui
PIDE, Islamabad
3. Efficiency Dynamics of Sugar Industry of Pakistan.
View Paper
Abdul Raheman, Abdul Qayyum, and Talat Afza
COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad and
PIDE, Islamabad.
4. An Analysis of Technology Adoption by Export-Oriented Manufacturers in Pakistan.
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Tariq Mahmood, Musleh ud Din, and Ejaz Ghani
PIDE, Islamabad.
Discussant: Mazhar Iqbal
Quaid-i-Azam University
Islamabad
   
  Noor Mahal
 

(c) Fiscal Policy

Chairperson: Sakib Sherani
Principal Economic Advisor
Ministry of Finance
Government of Pakistan
1. Government Expenditure and Tax Revenue Causality and Cointegration: The Experience of Pakistan 1972-2007.
View Paper
Zinaz Aisha and Samina Khatoon
Sardar Bahadur Khan University, Quetta, and
University of Karachi, Karachi.
2. The Impact of Tax Policies on Economic Growth: Evidence from Asian Economies.
View Paper
Ihtsham ul Haq Padda and Naeem Akram
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology Islamabad.
3. Dynamic Effects of Changes in Government Spending in Pakistan’s Economy.
View Paper
Attiya Y. Javed and Umaima Arif
PIDE, Islamabad.
4. Measuring the Dynamic Effects of Fiscal Policy Shocks in Pakistan.
View Paper
Rozina Shaheen and Paul Turner
Loughborough University, UK.
Discussant: Fazal Hussain
PIDE, Islamabad
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