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Dr. Shahid Amjad Chaudhry

Dr. Chaudhry is the Rector of Lahore School of Economics and also Professor of Economics. He teaches Public Finance and Pakistan Economic Policies at the Lahore School. He has a B.A. from Punjab University, an M.A. (Cantab.) and a Ph.D. from McGill University. He was Lecturer in Economics at Punjab University from 1967 to 1969. He served in the Civil Service of Pakistan from 1969 to 1983. From 1983 to 1985 he was Visiting Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Since 1985 he has been working on Public Sector Management Issues and is a member of a number of National Commissions on the subject. He was Deputy Chairman of the Pakistan Planning Commission from July 2000 to July 2003.

His major publications include “Agricultural Taxation in Pakistan”, National Taxation Reform Commission, (1984); “Industrial Policies for Pakistan”, Asian Development Bank, (1985); “Fiscal and Budgetary Policies for Pakistan”, Asian Development Bank, (1985); “Trade Barriers to Pakistan’s Exports”, Asian Development Bank, (1986); “Forecasting Pakistan’s Worker Remittances”, International Labor Organization, (1986), “Defined Contribution Pension Plan for Pakistan”, Government of Pakistan, (1994); “Competition Policy and Democracy in Pakistan”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (1996); “Pakistan’s Experience in Employment Generation at the Micro and Macro Levels, and Future Directions”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (1997); “Punjab Fiscal Resources Study”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (1998); “Significance of the Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Sector in Pakistan and Assessment of its Employment Potential”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (1999); and “Improving the Efficiency of the Federal Government of Pakistan”, Government of Pakistan, (2001); “Ensuring Stable and Inclusive Growth in Pakistan”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (2008); “Pakistan: Indus Basin Water Strategy – Past, Present and Future”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (2010); and “Pakistan 2011: Policy Measures for the Economic Challenges Ahead”, Lahore Journal of Economics, (2011).


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