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Programme Day 1

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
INAUGURAL SESSION

Crystal Ball Room

  Chairperson:   Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani
Prime Minister of Pakistan
1. Recitation from the Holy Quran:   Qari Allah Nawaz
2. Welcome Remarks and Secretary’s Report:  

G. M. Arif
Secretary, PSDE

3. President's Address:   Economic Sustainability in a Globalised World.
Rashid Amjad
President, PSDE
Vice-Chancellor, PIDE
4. Keynote Address:   Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali
Deputy Chairman
The Planning Commission, and Chancellor, PIDE
5.

Inaugural Address by the Chief Guest

   
 
 
12:30 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
LUNCH
 
 
01:30 p.m. – 03:00 p.m.
INVITED LECTURE - I: THE IQBAL MEMORIAL LECTURE

Crystal Ball Room - A

1.

Chairperson:

 

Hina Rabbani Khar
Minister of State for Economic Affairs
Government of Pakistan
Islamabad.

2. Co-Chairperson:   Zafar Altaf
Chairman
Pakistan Agricultural Research Council
Islamabad.
3. Topic:  

Agricultural Development and Food Security.

4. Speaker:  

John W. Mellor
President
John Mellor Associates, Inc., USA.

 5. Discussants: 1.

Ijaz Nabi
Dean and Professor
LUMS, Lahore.

    2.

M. E. Tusneem
Member, Food and Agriculture
The Planning Commission
Islamabad.

     

General Discussion

 

 
 
03:00 p.m. – 04:30 p.m.

FIRST TECHNICAL SESSION

Crystal Ball Room - A

1.

Chairperson:

 

Yu Yongding
Director and Senior Fellow,
Institute of World Economics and Politics, CASS,
Beijing, China

2. Theme:  

Energy Issues

3. Presentations: 1.

Crude Oil Price, Monetary Policy and Output: Case of Pakistan
Afia Malik
PIDE, Islamabad.

    2.

Energy Demand in Pakistan: A Disaggregate Analysis
Muhammad Arshad Khan and Usman Ahmed
PIDE, Islamabad.

    3.

Residential Demand for Electricity in Pakistan
Muhammad Salman Tariq, Muhammad Nasir,and Ankasha Arif
PIDE, Islamabad.

4. Discussant:  

Noor Fatima
Consumer Affairs Division, NEPRA

     

General Discussion

 

 

Crystal Ball Room - B

1.

Chairperson:

 

Waqar Masood Khan
Secretary,
Textile Industry Division,
Government of Pakistan, Islamabad.

2. Theme:  

Sustainable Economic Growth

3. Presentations: 1.

Economic Growth and Its Determinants in Pakistan
Muhammad Shehbaz, Khalil Ahmed, and A.R. Chaudhry

    2.

Output Gap and its Determinants: Evidence from Pakistan
Saadia Sherbaz, Faiza Azhar Khan, and Naheed Zia Khan
Fatima Jinnah Women’s University, Rawalpindi.

    3.

The Long Term Impact of the Health on Economic Growth in Pakistan
Naeem Akram, Ihtsham ul Haq Padda, and Muhammad Khan
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology Islamabad.

    4. Macroeconomic Factors and Equity Prices: An empirical investigation by using ARDL Approach
Arshad Hasan and Zafar M. Nasir
Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad, and
PIDE, Islamabad.
4. Discussant:  

Waseem Shahid Malik
PIDE, Islamabad

     

General Discussion

 

 

Noor Mahal

1.

Chairperson:

 

Sarfaraz Khan Qureshi
Chief Executive,
Innovative Development Strategies,
Islamabad.

2. Theme:  

Agricultural Development

3. Presentations: 1.

Dynamic Modeling of Private Investment in Agriculture Sector of Pakistan
Imtiaz Ahmed and Abdul Qayyum
The Planning Commission, Islamabad, and PIDE, Islamabad.

    2.

Edible Oil Deficit and its Impact on Food Expenditure in Pakistan
Muhammad Ali, Manzoor Hussain Memon, and Syed Arifullah
Applied Economics Research Institute, Karachi.

    3.

Impact of WTO’s Trade Liberalization on selected Food Crops in Pakistan
Shahzad Sharif, M. Siddique Javed, and Azhar Abbas
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

    4.

Agricultural Development in EU: Drivers, Challenges, and Perspectives
Laura Giurca Vasilescu
University of Craiova, Romania.

4. Discussant:  

Abdul Salam
Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and
Technology, Islamabad.

     

General Discussion

 

 
 
04:30 p.m. – 04:45 p.m.
TEA
 
 
04:45 p.m. – 06:15 p.m.
PANEL DISCUSSION - I: GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS

Crystal Ball Room - A

1.

Chairperson:

 

Ishrat Husain
Director
Institute of Business Administration
Karachi.

2. Panelists: 1.

Hamza Ali Malik
Director, Monetary Policy Department
State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi.

    2.

Sakib Sherani
Chief Economist
Royal Bank of Scotland
Islamabad.

    3. Zafar Iqbal
Senior Economist
Islamic Development Bank
Jeddah.
    4. Abdul Qayyum
Associate Professor/Registrar
PIDE
Islamabad.
     

General Discussion

 


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