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23rd AGM Papers

 
11:30 a.m. - 01:15 p.m.
Day 1
Crystal Ball Room A
1.

Chairperson:

 

Musa Jega Ibrahim
Economist
Islamic Development Bank
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2. Theme:  

Financial Reforms-I

3. Speakers: 1.

Instrument of Managing Exchange Market Pressure: Money Supply or Interest Rate.    View Abstract    View Paper
M. Idress Khawaja, Consultant
and
Musleh-ud Din, Chief of Research, PIDE, Islamabad.

    2.

New Keynesian Phillips Curve for Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Ahsan ul Haq Satti, Ph. D Scholar, International Islamic University, Islamabad.
Wasim Shahid Malik, Research Economist
and
Ghulam Saghir, Ph. D Scholar, PIDE, Islamabad.

    3.

Sukuk-Structures: An Analysis of Risk-Reward Sharing and Wealth Circulation.    View Abstract    View Paper
Zohra Jabeen, Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar.
and
Tariq Javed, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, QAU, Islamabad

4. Discussant:  

Fazal Husain
Senior Research Economist
PIDE
Islamabad.

 

Crystal Ball Room B

1.

Chairperson:

 

Rashid Aziz
Senior Energy Specialist
World Bank
Islamabad.

2. Theme:  

Energy Resources

3. Speakers: 1.

Dynamic Modeling of Energy and Growth in South Asia.    View Abstract    View Paper
Muhammad Arshad Khan, Sr. Research Economist
and
Abdul Qayyum, Registrar, PIDE, Islamabad

    2.

Decube Framework: An Introduction to a New Energy Modeling and Planning Process for Sustainable Utilization of Pakistan’s Energy Resources.    View Abstract    View Paper
Adeel Ghayur, Consultant, PIDE, Islamabad.

    3.

Management of Energy Recourses, Marginal Input-Output Coefficients and Layers of Techniques: A case Study of US Chemical Industry.    View Abstract    View Paper
Toseef Azid, Professor of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.
Mumtaz Anwar, Asst. Professor, Department of Economics, Punjab University, Lahore.
and
M Junaid Khawaja, Asst. Professor, Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates.

    4. Iran, Pakistan, India Gas Pipeline – An Economic Analysis in Game Theoretic Framework.    View Abstract    View Paper
Zahid Asghar, Asst. Professor, QAU, Islamabad
and
Ayesha Nazuk, Lecturer, AIOU, Islamabad.
    5.

How Pakistan is Coping with the Challenges of High Oil Prices.    View Abstract    View Paper
Afia Malik, Research Economist, PIDE, Islamabad.

4. Discussant:  

Eatzaz Ahmed
Professor
Economics Department
QAU
Islamabad.

 
Margalla Room
1.

Chairperson:

 

A. R. Kemal
Former Director
PIDE
Islamabad.

2. Theme:  

Growth Employment/Poverty Issues

3. Speakers: 1.

Population, Environment and Poverty in Pakistan: Linkages and Empirical Evidence.    View Abstract    View Paper
Himayatullah Khan, Professor, Institute of Development Studies, NWFP Agricultural University, Peshawar.

    2.

Sustainable Income, Employment and Income Distribution in Indonesia.    View Abstract    View Paper
Seeme Mallick, Deputy Director (Environment), New Murree Development Authority, Muree.

    3.

An Analysis of Pakistan’s Vulnerability to Crisis.    View Abstract    View Paper
Safdar Ullah Khan, Analyst
Omar Farooq Saqib, Senior Economist, Research Department, State Bank of Pakistan, I. I. Chundrigar Road, Karachi.

    4.

Causes of Youth Unemployment in Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Waqqas Qayyum, House # O/14, Street # 2, Kohati Bazar, Rawalpindi.

    5. Understanding Poverty Through the Eyes of Low Salaried Government Employees (BPS-1-5): A Case Study of NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi.    View Abstract    View Paper
Raza Ali Khan, Associate Provessor, Civil Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi.
4. Discussant:  

Rizwana Siddiqui
Research Economist
PIDE
Islamabad.

 
Noor Mahal
1.

Chairperson:

 

Akmal Hussain
Managing Director
Sayyed Engineering
Lahore.

2. Theme:  

Trade and Environment

3. Speakers: 1.

Environmental Effects of Trade Liberalization: A Case Study of Paksitan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Usman Azhar, Lecturer, Faculty of Management Sciences, Balochistan University, Quetta.
Samina Khalil, Sr. Research Economist
and
Mohsin Hasnain Ahmed, Economist, AERC, University of Karachi.

    2.

Rural Urban Inequality Under Finance and Trade Nexus: An Econometric Evidence.    View Abstract    View Paper
Muhammad Shahbaz, Research Officer
Naveed Aamir, Economist
and
Muhammad Sabihuddin Butt, Associate Professor, SPDE, Karachi.

    3.

The Impact of Trade Openness and Corruption on Environmental Quality (Case Study of Selected South Asian Countries).    View Abstract    View Paper
Amanat Ali, Lecturer
Faiz-Ur-Rehman, Student
Mohammad Nasir, Student, Department of Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

4. Discussant:  

Muslehuddin
Chief of Research
PIDE
Islamabad.

 
 
09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Day 2
Crystal Ball Room A
1.

Chairperson:

 

Naved Hamid
Director
Lahore School of Economics
Lahore.

2. Theme:  

Financial Reforms-II

3. Speakers: 1.

Long Run Performance of Privatization Versus Private Sector Industrial IPOs in Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Muhammad Faisal Rizwan, Government College University, Faisalabad
and
Safi-Ullah Khan, Kohat University of Science and Technology, NWFP.

    2.

The Finance Fluctuation Nexus: Further Evidence from Pakistan and China.    View Abstract    View Paper
Abdul Jalil, Research Analyst (SBP)
Ma Ying, Professor of Economics, Wuhan University, China.
and
Amjad Naveed, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, F. C. College, Lahore.

    3.

External Resource Management by Listed Pakistani Firms.    View Abstract    View Paper
Attiya Y. Javid, Research Economist, PIDE
and
Robina Iqbal,

    4.

The Determinants of Corporate Debt Policy-Pre and Post Financial Market Reforms: A Case from Textile Industry of Pakistan).    View Abstract    View Paper
S. M.Amir Shah, Lecturer, Department of Commerce Allama Iqbal Open University, Islamabad.

4. Discussant:  

Wasim Shahid Malik
Research Economist
PIDE,
Islamabad.

 
Crystal Ball Room B
1.

Chairperson:

 

Sarfraz K. Qureshi
Chief Executive
IDS
Islamabad.

2. Theme:  

Trade and Economic Growth

3. Speakers: 1.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and Economic Growth: A Case Study of Middle-Income Developing Countries.    View Abstract    View Paper
Pervez Zamurrad Janjua
and
Ghulam Samad.

    2.

The Impact of Globalization on Economic Growth of Pakistan: An Error-Correction Modeling.    View Abstract    View Paper
Mohammad Afzal, Professor, Department of Economics, Gomal University, Dera Ismail Khan.

    3.

Exports and FDI in Developing Countries: Substitutes or Compliments?    View Abstract    View Paper
Muhammad Tariq Majeed, Lecturer
and
Eatzaz Ahmad, Professor, Department of Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

    4.

Determinants of Corruption in Developing Countries.    View Abstract    View Paper
Ghulam Shabbir, Ph. D Scholar
and
Mumtaz Anwar, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, University of the Punjab, Lahore.

4. Discussant:  

Ejaz Ghani
Senior Research Economist
PIDE
Islamabad.

 
Margalla Room
1.

Chairperson:

 

John Gowdy
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York
USA.

2. Theme:  

Valuation of Resources

3. Speakers: 1.

Willingness to Pay for Quality of Drinking Water.    View Abstract    View Paper
Abdul Sattar, Research Officer, Finance Division, Islamabad.
and
Eatzaz Ahmad, Professor, Department of Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

    2.

Quantifying the Economic Impact of Infrastructure Development in Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Rizwana Siddiqui, Research Economist, PIDE, Islamabad.

    3.

Impact of Open Sewerage Smell on House Rent in Rawalpindi.    View Abstract    View Paper
Muhammad Irfan, Ph.D. Scholar, Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology, Islamabad.

    4.

Testing Wheat Market Integration in the Long Run: A Case Study of Northern Punjab, Pakistan.
Muhammad Sarwar Zahid, Deputy Chief, Planning and Development Division, Islamabad.
Abdul Qayyum, Registrar
and
Wasim Shahid Malik, Research Economist, PIDE, Islamabad.

4. Discussant:   Krishna Prasad Pant
NARDF, Singha Durbar
Kathmandu
Nepal.
 
Noor Mahal
1.

Chairperson:

 

Zeba A. Sathar
Country Director
The Population Council
Islamabad.

2. Theme:  

Education/Gender

3. Speakers: 1.

Return to Education in Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Shabbar Jaffry
Yaseen Ghulam
and
Vyoma Shah, Department of Economics, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, Richmond Building, Portland Street, PO1 3DE, United Kingdom.

    2.

Ecofeminist Movements-From North to South.    View Abstract    View Paper
Aneel Salman, Graduate Student, Economics Department, Russell Sage Laboratory, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, New york, USA.

    3.

Dynamism in the Gender Wage Gap: Evidence from Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Muhammad Sabir, Sr. Principal Economist, SPDC, Karachi.
and
Zehra Aftab, Research Economist, PIDE, Islamabad.

    4.

Gender, Environment and Sustainable Economic Growth    View Abstract    View Paper
Saima Akhtar Qureshi, Zahoor Akram Bldg. Jinnah Colony, Rawalpindi.
Muhammad Khan and Muhammad Iftikhar ul Husnain, Federal Urdu University, Islamabad.

    5. Underemployment, Education and Job Satisfaction
Usman Ahmed, Staff Economist
and
Shujaat Farooq, Ph.D. Scholar, PIDE, Islamabad.
4. Discussant:  

Nuzhat Iqbal
International Islamic
University, Women Campus
Islamabad.

 
11:30 am – 01:00 pm

Crystal Ball Room A

1.

Chairperson:

 

Ishrat Hussain
Chairman
National Commission for Government Reforms
Prime Minister Secretariat
Islamabad.

2. Title:  

Climate Change and Economic Development: A Pragmatic Approach

3. Speaker:  

Climate Change and Economic Development: A Pragmatic Approach    View Abstract    View Paper
John M. Gowdy
Department of Economics
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York, USA.

4. Discussants: 1.

A. R. Kemal
Former Director
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Islamabad.

    2. Ather Akbari
HEC-Foreign Professor &
Professor of Economics
Saint Mary’s University
Canada.
     

General Discussion

 
02:00 p.m. - 04:00 p.m.
Crystal Ball Room A
1.

Chairperson:

 

Shamsul Mulk
Chief Minister
North West Frontier Province
Government of NWFP
Peshawar.

2. Theme:  

Water and Land Use

3. Topic: 1. Efficiency of Water Resource Use.
Shamsul Mulk, Chief Minister, NWFP, Peshawar.
4. speakers: 1.

Land and Water Resources of Pakistan – A Critical Assessment.    View Abstract    View Paper
Shahid Ahmad, Project Coordinator, Supporting Public Resource Management in Balochistan,
Balochistan Resource Management Programme, Asian Development Bank and Department of Finance, Irrigation and Power, Quetta.

    2.

Valuation and Pricing of Surface Water Supplies in Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Muhammad Asif Khan, Lahore.

    3. Land Tenure and Management – An Analytical Appraisal [Current State of Land Tenure, Land Management, Sustainability].
M. Nawaz Bhutta, Director General, IWASRI, WAPDA, Lahore.
     

General Discussion

 

 
 
04:30 pm – 06:00 pm

Crystal Ball Room A

1.

Chairperson:

 

Syed Nawab Haider Naqvi
HEC Distinguished National Professor &
Director General
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science & Technology
Islamabad.

2. Title:  

What Turns a Blessing into a Curse? The Political Economy of Natural Resource Wealth

3. Speaker:  

What Turns a Blessing into a Curse? The Political Economy of Natural Resource Wealth    View Abstract    View Paper
Mansoob Murshed
Professor
Institute of Social Studies
The Hague
The Netherlands.

4. Discussants: 1.

Asad Zaman
Professor
International Islamic Economics
International Islamic University
Islamabad.

    2. Zafar Altaf
Former Federal Secretary
Food & Agriculture
Islamabad.
     

General Discussion

 
 
09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Day 3

Crystal Ball Room A

1.

Chairperson:

 

Kauser Abdullah
Member Planning Agriculture
Block ‘P’, Pak. Secretariat
Islamabad.

2. Theme:  

Natural resource Management-I

3. Speakers: 1.

Demand Analysis of Recreation Visits to Chitral Valley: A Natural Resource Management Perspective.    View Abstract    View Paper
Muhammad Rafiq, Assistant Professor, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar.
and
Shafiqullah Bangash, Assistant Professor, University of Peshawar.

    2.

Natural Resource Management and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Time Series Analysis.    View Abstract    View Paper
Shahnawaz Malik, Professor and Chairman, Department of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.
Imran Sharif Chaudhry, Research Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science, London. and
Shahzad Hussain, Ph. D Student, Department of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan.

    3.

The Politics of Depoliticization in Natural Resource Management: Representation of the State in Watershed Development Projects in India.    View Abstract    View Paper
Neeraj Mishra, Junior Research Fellow, IDSP, Center for Development Research (ZEF) Walter-Flex-Stra?e-3, D-53113, Bonn, Germany.

    4.

Role of Tourism in Economic Growth: Empirical: Evidence from Pakistan Economy.    View Abstract    View Paper
Samina Khalil, Senior Research Economist/Associate Professor
Mehmood Khan Kakar, M. Phil Student, Waliullah, M. Phil Student, AERC, University of Karachi, Karachi.

4. Discussant:  

Afia Malik
Research Economist
PIDE
Islamabad.

 

Crystal Ball Room B

1.

Chairperson:

 

Mansoob Murshed
Professor
Institute of Social Studies
The Hague, The Netherlands.

2. Theme:  

Agriculture

3. Speakers: 1.

Measuring Technical Efficiency of Onion, Tomato and Chilies Production in Sindh, Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Fateh M. Mari, Asst. Professor, Sindh Agriculture University.
Tando Jam and Heman D. Lohano, Asst Professor of Economics, Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi.

    2.

Milk Districts and Efficiency of Small-holder Dairy Producers in Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Abid Amman Burki, Professor
and
Mushtaq Ahmad Khan, Associate Professor, Department of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) Lahore.

    3.

Energy Use for Economic Growth: Cointegration and Causality Analysis from the Agricultural Sector of Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Khalid Mushtaq, Asst. Professor, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.
Faisal Abbas, Jr. Researcher, Economics Department, University of Bonn, Germany.
and
Abedullah, Asst. Professor, Department of Environmental and Resource Economics, University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

    4.

Market Integration in Wholesale Maize Market in Pakistan.   View Paper
Mr. Tahir Mukhtar, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Fatima Jinnah University, Rawalpindi & Muhammad Tariq Javed, Associate Professor, QAU, Islamabad.

    5. Forecasting Wheat Production of Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Falak Sher, Lecturer, Department of Economics,University of Sargodha, Sargodha
and
Eatzaz Ahmad, Professor, Department of Economics, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
4. Discussant:  

Munir Ahmad
Member
PARC
Islamabad.

 

Margalla

1.

Chairperson:

 

Sohail Maqbool Ahmed
Country Representative
IUCN
Karachi.

2. Theme:  

Natural Resources Managemnet-II

3. Speakers: 1.

Development and Management of Land Resources.    View Abstract    View Paper
Sarfraz K. Qureshi, Chief Executive, Innovative Development Strategies, Islamabad.

    2.

Water Resources and Conservation Strategy of Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Ayaz Ahmed, Research Economist
Henna Iftikhar, Staff Economist
and
G. M. Chaudhry, Research Economist, PIDE, Islamabad.

    3.

Land Inequality by Mode of Irrigation in Pakistan: 1990-2000.    View Abstract    View Paper
Rashida Haq, Research Economist, PIDE, Islamabad.

    4. Natural Resource Conservation for Poverty Alleviation by Making the Farmers Partners with Empowerment.    View Abstract    View Paper
Umar Farooq, Chief Scientific Officer, Social Sciences Division
Munir Ahmad, Member, Social Sciences Division
and
Abdul Wahid Jasra, Director, (Range Management and Forestry) Natural Resources Division, PARC, Islamabad.
4. Discussant:  

Raja Zarif
Deputy Director General
Pakistan Forest Institute
Peshawar.

 

Noor Mahal

1.

Chairperson:

 

Salman Dutta
Manager Public Affairs
ENGRO Chemicals Pak. Ltd.
Karachi.

2. Theme:  

Environmental Fiscal Reforms

3. Speakers: 1.

Environmental Fiscal Reforms and Decentralization for Sustainability and Poverty Eradication.    View Abstract    View Paper
Usman Mustafa, Chief, Training Programme, PIDE, Islamabad.

    2.

Incompatibility of Laws and Natural Resources: A Case Study of Land Revenue Laws and its Implications in Federal Areas of Pakistan.
Syed Arshad Hussain Shah, Syed Akhtar Hussain Shah, Deputy Secretary, Governor House, Peshawar.
and
Mahmood Khalid, Research Economist, PIDE, Islamabad.

    3. Environment Friendly Cotton Production Through Implementing Cotton – IPM.    View Abstract    View Paper
Muhammad Azeem Khan, Chief Scientific Officer, Social Sciences Division, PARC, Islamabad. Muhammad Iqbal, Senior Research Economist, PIDE, Islamabad.
and
Iftikhar Ahmed, Member, Plant Sciences Division, PARC, Islamabad.
    4.

Consumers Perceptions, Practices, and Willingness to Pay for Safe Drinking Water: A Scenario Analysis of Urban and Rural Abbottabad.    View Abstract    View Paper
Miraj ul Haq, Research Economist
Usman Mustafa, Chief, Training Program
and
Iftikhar Ahmad, Staff Economist, PIDE, Islambad.

    5.

Techno-Economic Evaluation of Chromium Recovery Pilot Plant Installed at Kasur Tanneries Complex, Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
M. Rafiq Khan, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore.

4. Discussant:  

Mahmood A. Cheema
Head
IUCN-AJK Program
Islamabad.

 
11:30 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.

Crystal Ball Room A

1.

Chairperson:

 

Rashid Amjad
Vice Chancellor
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Islamabad.

2. Title:  

Impact of Forest Degradation (Sponsored by South Asian Network on Development at Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

3. Panellists: 1.

Tradition and Sovereignty: Conflicts over the Forest of Dir Kohistan.
Shaheen Rafi Khan, Research Fellow, Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad.    View Abstract    View Paper

    2. Valuing Interventions to Reduce Indoor Air Pollution by addressing Endogeneity – Fuelwood Use, Deforestation and Health in Rural Nepal.    View Abstract    View Paper
Krishna Prasad Pant, National Agriculture Research and Development Fund, Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, Nepal.
    3. Does Participation in Microcredit based Social Forestry Program Enhance Environmental Literacy? Experience from Proshika in Bangladesh.    View Abstract    View Paper
M. Jahangir Alam Chowdhury, Associate Professor, Department of Finance &
Executive Director, Center for Microfinance and Development, University of Dhaka - 1000, Bangladesh.
    4. An Anatomy of State Failures in Forest Management in Pakistan.    View Abstract    View Paper
Lubna Hasan
Research Economist
Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
Islamabad.
     

General Discussion

 

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