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Programme Day 3

Thursday, April 2, 2009

09:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

THIRD TECHNICAL SESSION - III

Crystal Ball Room A

1.

Chairperson:

 

Akmal Hussain
Distinguished Professor
Beaconhouse National University
Lahore.

2. Theme:  

Social Sector Development

3. Presentations: 1. Sticky Floors and Occupational Segregation
Athar Maqsood and Asma Haider
NUST Business School, Islamabad.
    2.

Dimensions of Wellbeing and Millennium Development Goals
Rashida Haq and Uzma Zia
PIDE, Islamabad.

    3.

Inter-city Variation in Prices
Sonia Ahmed and Ahmed Gulzar
Beaconhouse National University Lahore.

    4.

Pricing Policy Effectiveness in Domestic Water Demand Management: Estimation of Domestic Water Demand Function in Lahore
Tamkinat Rauf and M. Wasif Siddiqi
State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, and GC University, Lahore.

4. Discussant:  

Eatzaz Ahmad
Quaid-i-Azam University
Islamabad.

     

General Discussion

 

 

Crystal Ball Room B

1.

Chairperson:

 

Siddiqur Osmani
Professor of Dev. Economics,
Social & Policy Research Institute,
University of Ulster, UK.

2. Theme:  

Inclusive Growth & Poverty

3. Presentations: 1.

Trends and Determinants of Rural Poverty: Logistic Regression Analysis of Selected Districts of Punjab
Amara Amjad Hashmi and Maqbool H. Sial

    2.

Is There Any Role of Technological Inputs? A District-wise Analysis of Output Differentials in Crop Sector
Abdul Jalil Khan

    3. Determination of Credit Programme Participation and Socio-Economic Characteristics of Beneficiaries: Evidence from Sargodha
Syeda Rizwana Shah, Amara Amjad Hashmi, and Aqsa Tabassam Bukhari
4. Discussant:  

Talat Anwar
CIDA, Islamabad.

     

General Discussion

 

 

Noor Mahal

1.

Chairperson:

 

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

2. Theme:  

Macroeconomics

3. Presentations: 1.

Monetary Policy Reaction Function in Pakistan
Waseem Shahid Malik and Athar Maqsood
PIDE, Islamabad, and NUST Business School,
Islamabad.

    2.

A Small Open Economy DSGE Model for Pakistan
Adnan H. Bukhari and Safdar Ullah Khan
State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, and Bond University, Australia.

    3.

Causal Nexus between Economic Growth,Export and External Debt Servicing: The Case of Pakistan
Muhammad Afzal, Hafeez ur Rehman and Jamshaid ur Rehman
University of the Punjab, Lahore, and GC University Lahore.

4. Discussant:  

M. Ali Chaudhry
State Bank of Pakistan,
Karachi.

     

General Discussion

 

 
 
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
TEA
 
 
11:30 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.
INVITED LECTURE - IV: THE GUSTAV RANIS LECTURE

Crystal Ball Room

1.

Chairperson:

 

Shaukat Tarin
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Finance
Government of Pakistan
Islamabad.

2. Topic:  

The State of International Development Progress, Shifting Policy Paradigms, and Lessons for Pakistan.

3. Speaker:  

Parvez Hasan
Former Chief Economist (East Asia)
The World Bank.

 4. Discussants: 1.

Siddiqur Osmani
Professor of Economics
Social and Policy Research Institute
University of Ulster, UK.

    2. Ejaz Ghani
Chief of Research
PIDE, Islamabad.
     

General Discussion

 

 
 
01:00 p.m. – 01:45 p.m.
LUNCH
 
 
01:45 pm – 03:30 pm.
PANEL DISCUSSION III: ENERGY SECURITY FOR PAKISTAN

Crystal Ball Room

1.

Chairperson:

 

Muhammad Ismail Qureshi
Secretary
Establishment Division
Islamabad.

2. Penalists: 1. Khalid Rehman
International Consultant on Energy
Lahore.
    2.

Rehana Siddiqui
Chief of Research
PIDE, Islamabad.

    3. Noor-ul-Afreen Zuberi
Executive Director
Private Power Infrastructure Board
Islamabad.
    4. Parvez Butt
Member, Energy
The Planning Commission
Islamabad.
    5. Raza Hameed
Specialist
Small Cottage Industries
Gujranwala.
     

General Discussion

 

 
 
03:30 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.
TEA
 
 
04:00 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.
INVITED LECTURE - IV: THE QUAID-I-AZAM LECTURE

Crystal Ball Room

1.

Chairperson:

 

Sardar Aseff Ahmed Ali
Deputy Chairman
Planning Commission, and
Chancellor, PIDE
Islamabad.

2. Topic:  

Global Financial Crisis: China’s Macroeconomic Situation and Policy Responses.

3. Speaker:  

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

 4. Discussants: 1.

Naved Hamid
Director
Economic and Business Research Centre
Lahore School of Economics
Lahore.

    2. Musleh-ud Din
Chief of Research
PIDE, Islamabad.
     

General Discussion

 

 
 
05:30 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.
BUSINESS SESSION

Crystal Ball Room

1.

Chairperson:

 

Rashid Amjad
President
Pakistan Society of Development Economists
Islamabad.

2. Agenda: 1.

Vote of Thanks.

    2. Commencement of the Silver Jubilee Celebrations of the PSDE AGM and Conference (2009-2010).
    3. Theme of the 25th Annual General Meeting and Conference.
    4. General Discussion.
    5. Photo Session with Students.
 
 
END OF THE PROGRAMME


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