Azam Chaudhry is Professor of Economics at the Lahore School and the Dean of the
Economics Faculty. He has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics from the London School of
Economics where he specialized in Monetary Economics, Econometrics and Corporate
Finance and a M.A. and PhD in Economics from Brown University, USA, where he
specialized in theoretical and empirical macroeconomics.
teaches Econometrics and Macroeconomics at the Lahore School and his research
interests include Innovation and Technological Change, Institutional Economics,
Economic Growth and Development, Behavioral Economics, Economic and Social
Networks, Political Economy and Industrial Organization.
Dr. Chaudhry’s publications include:
“Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball
Producers in Pakistan,” with David Atkin, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit K. Khandelwal
and Eric Verhoogen in the Quarterly Journal of Economics, (forthcoming).
“Unique and multiple equilibria in a macroeconomic model with environmental
quality: An analysis of local stability,” with Hafsa Tanveer and R. Naz in
Economic Modelling (2017).
the Origins and Development of Pakistan’s Soccer-Ball Cluster,” with David
Atkin, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit K. Khandelwal, Tariq Raza and Eric Verhoogen in the
World Bank Economic Review (2016).
“Closed-form solutions for the Lucas –Uzawa model of economic growth via the
partial Hamiltonian approach,” with R. Naz and F. M. Mahomed in Communications
in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (2016).
partial Lagrangian method for dynamical systems”, with R. Naz and F. M. Mahomed
in Nonlinear Dynamics (2016).
genetic proximity to high growth countries affect a country's own growth? with
Rabia Ikram in Economic Modelling (2016).
Panel Data Analysis of Electricity Demand in the Pakistani Industrial Sector,”
in Energy Sources Part B: Economics, Planning and Policy (2016).
“Reforming a Broken system: A new performance evaluation system for Pakistan
Civil servants,” with Maryam Tanwir in The Pakistan Development Review (2016).
“Innovation in the Textiles Sector: A Firm-Level Analysis of Technological and
Nontechnological Innovation,” with Waqar Wadho in the Lahore Journal of
Economics, Special Edition (2016).
“Innovation and Technological Upgrading in Lahore: Results From the LCCI
Business Confidence Survey 2016,” with Mahvish Faran in the Lahore Journal of
Economics, Special Edition (2016).
“Markup and Cost Dispersion across Firms: Direct Evidence from Producer Surveys
in Pakistan,” with David Atkin, Shamyla Chaudry, Amit K. Khandelwal and Eric
Verhoogen in the American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings (2015).
effects of external migration on enrolments, accumulated schooling and dropouts
in Punjab,” with Rabia Arif in Applied Economics (2015).
Partial Hamiltonian Approach for Current Value Hamiltonian Systems,” with R. Naz
and F. M. Mahomed in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical
“Beyond the Poverty Line: A Multi-dimensional Analysis of Poverty in Pakistan,”
with Theresa Chaudhry, Muhammad Haseeb, and Uzma Afzal, in Rashid Amjad and
Shahid Javed Burki (ed.) Pakistan: Moving the Economy Forward, Cambridge
University Press (2015).
Economic Impact of New Firms in Punjab, with Maryiam Haroon in the Lahore
Journal of Economics, Special Edition, (2015)
Need for a Coordinated Industrial Strategy to Boost Pakistani Exports: Lessons
from Asia,” with Gul Andaman in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special
“Patronage in Rural Punjab: Evidence from a New Household Survey Dataset,” with
Kate Vyborny in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, (2013).
Structural VAR Analysis of the Impact of Macroeconomics Shocks on Pakistan’s
Textile Exports,” with Syed Kalim Hyder in Economic Modelling (2013).
Political Economy of Income Comparisons and Economic Growth,” with Phillip
Garner in Economic Modelling (2013).
“Tariffs, Trade and Economic Growth in a Model with Institutional Quality,” in
the Lahore Journal of Economics (2011).
Panel Data Analysis of Electricity Demand in Pakistan,” in the Lahore Journal of
Economics, Special Edition (2010).
“Total Factor Productivity Growth in Pakistan: An Analysis of the Agricultural
and Manufacturing Sectors,” in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition
Effects of Rising Food and Fuel Costs on Poverty in Pakistan, with Theresa
Chaudhry in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition (2008);
Governments Suppress Growth?: Institutions, Rent-Seeking and Innovation Blocking
in a Model of Schumpeterian Growth,” with Phillip Garner in Economics & Politics
“Political Competition Between Countries and Economic Growth,” with Phillip
Garner in Review of Development Economics (2006).
“Corruption and Trade Liberalization: Has the World Bank Anti-Corruption
Initiative Worked?” in the Lahore Journal of Economics (2005).
International Corporation’s MBA Survey: How Developing Country Firms Rate Local
Business Training,” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Number P53182
Impact of Structural Adjustment Policies in Pakistan during the Eighth Five Year
Plan,” ILO (1996).