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Islamabad

December 13, 2011

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PIDE’s moot on economic growth today

PIDE’s moot on economic growth today

The 27th Annual General Meeting & Conference of the Pakistan Society of Development Economists will be held from December 13-15, 2011, at a local hotel in Islamabad.
The theme of this year’s conference is “Economic Growth and Development: New Directions”. Chief Guest will inaugurate the conference at 09.30 am on December 13, 2011 at Marriott Hotel, Islamabad. The Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) with the collaboration of Forum of Federations, USAID, Higher Education Commission (HEC) and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) is organizing the conference.
Lectures will be delivered by the eminent scholars followed the inauguration. More than 30 papers will be presented in the working sessions to be presided over by the federal ministers, senior policy makers and leading academicians. The recommendations and conclusions drawing form the papers and discussion will have immense importance for public policy managers, the private sector and the intelligentsia.
The presidential address will be delivered by Dr Rashid Amjad, Vice Chancellor PIDE, on “Economic Growth and Development: New Directions”. The Mahbub-ul-Haq Memorial Lecture by Prof. Ashwani Saith, International Institute of Social Studies Hague, (The Netherlands), The Allama Iqbal Lecture by Prof. Jomo Kwane Sundaram, Assistant Secretary General United Nations, (USA), and The Gustav Ranis Lecture by Prof. Asim Ijaz Khawaja Harvard University (USA). Finally The Quaid-i-Azam Lecture will be presented by Prof. Atif Mian University of California Berkeley (USA).
Beside invited lectures, there will be three round table discussions will also be held. Panel discussions on “Economic Reforms and Competitiveness”, “Inclusive Growth” and “Entrepreneurship” will be held.

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