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Dr. Azam Chaudhry

Dr. 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.

He 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).

“On 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).

“A partial Lagrangian method for dynamical systems”, with R. Naz and F. M. Mahomed in Nonlinear Dynamics (2016).

“Does genetic proximity to high growth countries affect a country's own growth? with Rabia Ikram in Economic Modelling (2016).

”A 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).

“The effects of external migration on enrolments, accumulated schooling and dropouts in Punjab,” with Rabia Arif in Applied Economics (2015).

“A Partial Hamiltonian Approach for Current Value Hamiltonian Systems,” with R. Naz and F. M. Mahomed in Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation (2015).

“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).

“The Economic Impact of New Firms in Punjab, with Maryiam Haroon in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, (2015)

“The Need for a Coordinated Industrial Strategy to Boost Pakistani Exports: Lessons from Asia,” with Gul Andaman in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, (2014).

“Patronage in Rural Punjab: Evidence from a New Household Survey Dataset,” with Kate Vyborny in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, (2013).

“A Structural VAR Analysis of the Impact of Macroeconomics Shocks on Pakistan’s Textile Exports,” with Syed Kalim Hyder in Economic Modelling (2013).

“The 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).

"A 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 (2009);

“The Effects of Rising Food and Fuel Costs on Poverty in Pakistan, with Theresa Chaudhry in the Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition (2008);

“Do Governments Suppress Growth?: Institutions, Rent-Seeking and Innovation Blocking in a Model of Schumpeterian Growth,” with Phillip Garner in Economics & Politics (2007).

“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).

“The International Corporation’s MBA Survey: How Developing Country Firms Rate Local Business Training,” World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Number P53182 (2003).

“The Impact of Structural Adjustment Policies in Pakistan during the Eighth Five Year Plan,” ILO (1996).

 

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