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24th AGM Papers

 
Day 1
03:00 p.m. - 04:30 p.m.

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. Papers: 1.

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

    2.

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

    3.

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

4. Discussant:  

Noor Fatima
Consumer Affairs Division, NEPRA

 

Crystal Ball Room - B

1.

Chairperson:

 

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

2. Theme:  

Sustainable Economic Growth

3. Papers: 1.

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

    2.

Output Gap and its Determinants: Evidence from Pakistan
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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
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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
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Arshad Hasan and Zafar M. Nasir
Muhammad Ali Jinnah University, Islamabad, and
PIDE, Islamabad.
4. Discussant:  

Waseem Shahid Malik
PIDE, Islamabad

 

Noor Mahal

1.

Chairperson:

 

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

2. Theme:  

Agricultural Development

3. Papers: 1.

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

    2.

Edible Oil Deficit and its Impact on Food Expenditure in Pakistan
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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
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Shahzad Sharif, M. Siddique Javed, and Azhar Abbas
University of Agriculture, Faisalabad.

    4.

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

4. Discussant:  

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

 
 
Day 2
09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Crystal Ball Room - A

1.

Chairperson:

 

Ashraf M. Hayat
Secretary,
Planning and Development Division,
Islamabad.

2. Theme:  

Governance and Institutions

3. Papers: 1.

Institutional Imperatives of Poverty Reduction
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Akmal Hussain
Beaconhouse National University Lahore.

    2.

Instinctive Behavior, Producer Surplus and Corporate Social Responsibility
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Naheed Zia Khan
Fatima Jinnah Women’s University, Rawalpindi.

    3.

Ownership Concentration, Corporate Governance and Firm Performance: Evidence from Pakistan
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Attiya Yasmin Javed and Robina Iqbal
PIDE, Islamabad, and Freelance Researcher.

    4.

Global Financial Crisis: A Tale of Moral Hazards
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Idrees Khawaja
PIDE, Islamabad.

4. Discussant:  

Adeel Malik
Oxford University, UK.

 

Crystal Ball Room - B

1.

Chairperson:

 

Shahab A. Khawaja
Secretary,
Ministry of Industries and Production,
Islamabad

2. Theme:  

Trade and Industry

3. Papers: 1.

Estimating Total Factor Productivity and its Components: Evidence from Major Manufacturing Industries of Pakistan
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Abdul Rehman, Talat Afza, Abdul Qayyum and Mahmood Ahmed Bodla
COMSATS, Islamabad, and PIDE, Islamabad.

    2.

Changing Revealed Comparative Advantage: A Case Study of Footwear Industry of Pakistan
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Naseem Akhtar, Nadia Zakir, and Ejaz Ghani
PIDE, Islamabad.

    3.

Telecommunication Infrastructure Development and Economic Growth: A Panel Data Approach
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Kanwal Zahra, Pervez Alam, and Afzal Mahmood
Punjab Planning and Development Department, Lahore, and GC University, Lahore.

    4.

Inequality, Credit Market Imperfection, and Economic Growth
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Amina Tabassum
Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.

4. Discussant:  

Fakhri A. Siddiqui
Bishop’s University, Canada.

 

Noor Mahal

1.

Chairperson:

 

Salman Siddique
Secretary,
Ministry of Finance,
Islamabad.

2. Theme:  

Public Sector and Fiscal Reforms

3. Papers: 1.

Provincial Finance Commission: Options for Fiscal Transfers
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Qazi Masood Ahmed and Akhtar Lodhi
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, and Applied Economics Research Centre, Karachi.

    2.

Testing the Fiscal Theory of Price Level in Case of Pakistan
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Attiya Yasmin, Umaima Arif, and Abdul Sattar
PIDE, Islamabad, and FBS, Islamabad.

    3.

Students’ Attitude Towards Civil Service of Pakistan: A Perception Survey
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Faheem Jehangir and Musleh-ud Din
PIDE, Islamabad.

    4.

Whether Fiscal Stance or Monetary Policy is Effective for Economic Growth in case of South Asian Countries
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Shahid Ali, Sonia Irum, and Asghar Ali
Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, and Applied Economics Research Centre, Karachi.

4. Discussant:  

Fazal Husain
PIDE, Islamabad.

 
 
Day 3
09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Crystal Ball Room - A

1.

Chairperson:

 

Akmal Hussain
Distinguished Professor
Beaconhouse National University
Lahore.

2. Theme:  

Social Sector Development

3. Papers: 1.

Sticky Floors and Occupational Segregation
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Athar Maqsood and Asma Haider
NUST Business School, Islamabad.

    2.

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

    3.

Inter-city Variation in Prices
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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
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Tamkinat Rauf and M. Wasif Siddiqi
State Bank of Pakistan, Karachi, and GC University, Lahore.

4. Discussant:  

Eatzaz Ahmad
Quaid-i-Azam University
Islamabad.

 

Crystal Ball Room - B

1.

Chairperson:

 

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

2. Title:  

Inclusive Growth & Poverty

3. Papers: 1.

Trends and Determinants of Rural Poverty: Logistic Regression Analysis of Selected Districts of Punjab
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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
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Abdul Jalil Khan

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

Talat Anwar
CIDA, Islamabad.

 

Noor Mahal

1.

Chairperson:

 

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

2. Theme:  

Macroeconomics

3. Papers: 1.

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

    2.

A Small Open Economy DSGE Model for Pakistan
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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
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Muhammad Afzal, Hafeez ur Rehman and Jamshaid ur Rehman
University of the Punjab, Lahore, and GC University Lahore.

4. Discussants:  

M. Ali Chaudhry
State Bank of Pakistan,
Karachi.

 

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