Theresa Chaudhry is Professor of Economics and a fellow of the Centre for
Research in Economics and Business (CREB) at the Lahore School of Economics. She
is also a research affiliate with the International Growth Centre (IGC) in the
UK. She received a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1996, and
a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005. Prior
to teaching at the Lahore School, Dr. Chaudhry worked at the World Bank in
Washington, D.C. on issues of public finance and public sector governance.
Chaudhry teaches microeconomics for the BSc Economics, MPhil Economics, and PhD
Economics programs, and has supervised both BSc and MPhil theses. She also
serves as an editor of the Lahore Journal of Economics, a bi-annual scholarly
journal cited in the JEL. Her current on-going projects include survey-based and
experimental research in Punjab, Pakistan on i) consanguineous marriage, ii)
firm-level productivity, iii) child health, and iv) conditional cash transfers
for girls’ secondary schooling.
published research includes:
Jeans Same Stitch? A Comparison of Denim Production across Three Factories in
Punjab, Pakistan," (with Mahvish Faran), The Lahore Journal of Economics,
Special Edition, Sept. 2016 (forthcoming).
“Organization, Management, and Wage Practices in Pakistan’s Electrical Fan and
Ready-Made Garment Sectors,” (with Mahvish Faran), The Lahore Journal of
Economics, Special Edition, Sept. 2015.
“Exporters in Pakistan and Firms Who Do Not Export: What’s the Big Difference,”
(with Muhammad Haseeb), The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, Sept.
“Microinsurance in Pakistan: Progress, Problems, and Prospects,” (with Fazilda
Nabeel) The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, Sept. 2013.
Clusters y el Uso de Marcas Colectivas en Censorcios de Exportaction," Trimestre
Economico, 50(1): Jan- March 2013.
“Prospects for Cooperative Marketing among Surgical Instrument Producers in
Pakistan,” The Lahore Journal of Economics, 16(1), 2011.
of Cooperation, Trust, Altruism, and Fairness: Evidence from Lab Experiments on
Pakistani Students," (with Misha Saleem), The Lahore Journal of Economics,
Special Edition, Sept. 2011.
“Contracting and Efficiency in the Surgical Goods Cluster of Sialkot, Pakistan,”
South Asia Economic Journal, Vol. 12, No. 1, March 2011.
“Estimating Residential Electricity Demand Responses in Pakistan's Punjab,” The
Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, Sept. 2010.
“Relational Contracting in Pakistan’s Surgical Instrument Cluster: An Empirical
Study,” Pakistan Development Review, 49(3): Autumn 2010.
“Microeconomic Flexibility in India and Pakistan: Employment Adjustment at the
Firm Level,”The Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, Sept. 2009.
Effects of Rising Food and Fuel Costs in Pakistan,” (with Azam Chaudhry), The
Lahore Journal of Economics, Special Edition, Sept. 2008.
“Industrial Clusters in Developing Countries: A Survey of the Literature,” The
Lahore Journal of Economics, 10 (2), Winter 2005.
impact of decentralization on service delivery, corruption, fiscal management
and growth in developing and emerging market economies: A synthesis of empirical
evidence,” (with Anwar Shah and Heng-Fu Zou), CESifo DICE Report: Journal for
Institutional Comparisons 2004: 1.
“Beyond the Poverty Line: A Multi-dimensional Analysis of Poverty in Pakistan,”
(with Azam Chaudhry, Muhammad Haseeb, and Uzma Afzal), in Rashid Amjad and
Shahid Javed Burki (ed.) Pakistan: Moving the Economy Forward, Cambridge
University Press, 2015.
“Implementing Decentralized Local Governance: A Treacherous Road with Potholes,
Detours, and Road Closures,” (with Anwar Shah), in Jorge Martinez-Vazquez (ed.)
Reforming Intergovernmental Fiscal Relations and the Rebuilding of Indonesia,
Edward Elgar Press, 2004.
“Understanding Productivity in the Pakistani Garment Sector,” report for the
IGC, (with Azam Chaudhry, Rocco MacChiavello, and Chris Woodruff), 2016.
“Incentives and Productivity: Work Groups vs. Production Lines,” report for the
IGC, (with Chris Woodruff), 2013.
“Mainstreaming Anti-Corruption in World Bank Assistance: A Review of Progress
Since 1997,” a major report to the World Bank Executive Board, (with Anwar Shah
and others), 2004.
Her detailed C.V is available