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Institution, Growth and Development in Pakistan

(2nd & 3rd May 2013)

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Conference Schedule

 

 

Day – 1 Thursday, May 02, 2013

9:00 am to 9:45 am

9:45 am to 9:55 am

Reception and Registration

Seating of Guests

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Venue:

Bokhari Auditorium

Opening Session:

         Recitation of The Holy Quran

         Introductory Note – Mr. Asif Saeed, Chairman, Department of Economics, GC University Lahore

         Welcome Address – Prof. Dr. Khaleeq-ur-Rahman, Vice Chancellor, GC University Lahore

         Opening Remarks – Mr. Jeffrey N. Bakken, Acting Consul General and Director USAID Lahore Office

 

Keynote Address:

         Dr. Nadeem Ul Haq – Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission of Pakistan.

 

Questions and Answer Session

 

11:30 am to 12:00 noon

Venue: Prof. Salam Hall

Tea and Refreshments

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm

Venue:

Bokhari Auditorium

Panel Discussion – Economic Governance and Role of Institutions

 

Panel Chair:

Mr. Nawid Ahsan – Former Secretary General Finance, Government of Pakistan

 

Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Tariq Sultan Former Chairman Planning and Development, Punjab and Visiting Faculty, Department of Economics, GC University, Lahore

Video Message:

Mr. Zubair Iqbal – Adjunct Scholar Middle Eastern Institute, Washington DC, USA

 

Panelists:

         Dr. Shujat Ali Secretary Industries, Government of Punjab.

         Dr. Aisha G. Pasha – Director, Institute of Public Policy, Beaconhouse National University Lahore

         Dr. Tasneem Zafar – Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, GC University Lahore

 

Questions and Answer Session

 

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Venue: Prof. Salam Hall

Lunch and Refreshments

2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Venue:

Bokhari Auditorium

Session – I – Agriculture , Dairy and Rural Development

Session Chair:

Dr. Abid Burki Professor of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Guest Speaker:

Jakob Moser Project Director, DRDF, USAID

Presenters:

1.    Muhammad Azam, Dr. Muhammad Wasif Siddiqi & Muhammad Irfan Chani – Research Scholar FUST, Senior Visiting Professor, GCU Lahore & PhD Scholar NCBA&E – Agricultural Productivity, Institutional Quality and Economic Growth in Pakistan: An Augmented Solow Model.

2.    Nadia Zafar, Ayesha Naz and Sami Ullah – Research Scholars, UOG & Lecturer, UOG – Impact of Agriculture Growth on Social Sector Development

3.     Saba Akhter Hashmi, Sami Ullah, Syed Badar ul Husnain Rizvi – Research Scholars, UOG & Lecturer, UOG Role of Technological Advancement and Agricultural Productivity: A Time Series Analysis of Pakistan

4.     Uzair Ahson and Raees Aslam – Assistant Professor, GCU Lahore and M.Phil. Scholar Economics – Structural Transformation in the Agriculture Sector Punjab

 

Questions and Answer Session

 

4:30pm to 5:00pm

Tea and Refreshments

 

 

Day – 2 Friday, May 03, 2013

9:00 am to 11:00 am

(Parallel Session)

Venue:

Bokhari Auditorium

Session – II – Macroeconomic Stability and Institutions

 

Panel Chair:

Dr. Hamza Malik – Director Monetary Policy, State Bank of Pakistan

 

Presenters:

  1. Furrukh Bashir – PhD Scholar, PU – Social Overhead Capital and Economic Output of Pakistan: An ARDL Bound Testing Approach.

  2. Khalil Ahmed and Dr. Haider Mahmood – PhD Scholar NCBA&E and Assistant Professor, GCU, Lahore– Macroeconomic Determinants of National Savings Revisited: A Small Open Economy of Pakistan.

  3. Muhammad Shahbaz – Assistant Professor CIIT Lahore – Financial Development, Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth in Pakistan: A Visit.

  4. Naima Mubeen – M.Phil. Scholar NCBA&E – A Nexus between Formation of Human Capital and Economic Growth in India: A Time Series Analysis.

  5. Saira Tufail – Lecturer, FJWU – An Analysis of Relationship between Remittances and Inflation in Pakistan.

  6. Tariq Hussain and Dr. Wasif Siddiqi – PhD Scholar, GCU Lahore and Senior Visiting Professor, GCU Lahore – Growth and Governance Nexus in Selected Asian Countries

  7. Zainab Ijaz – Assistant Professor GCU Lahore Education and Economic Growth: A descriptive analysis of Pakistan.

Questions and Answer Session

 

9:00 am to 11:00 am

(Parallel Session)

Venue: Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room

Session – III – Globalization, Trade and Development

 

Session Chair:

Dr. Ahmad Khalid – Professor and Head of Economics Department, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

 

Presenters:

  1. Abdul Farooq – Assistant Professor, CIIT Lahore The Resource Curse Hypothesis and Trade Openness: Cointegration Causality Tests for Venezuela.

  2. Afzal Mahmood & Kanwal Zahra – PhD Scholar, NCBA&E and PhD Scholar, GCU Lahore Productivity of Trade Tax Revenue and Trade Liberalization – A Case Study of Pakistan

  3. Bilal Mehmood – Lecturer, GCU Lahore An Inquiry into the Economic Consequences of Digital Divide in Asian Countries

  4. Dr. Bushra Yasmin and Saima Mushtaq – Head of Economics Department, FJWU and Lecturer, FJWU Measuring the Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Terms of Trade in Pakistan: An Investigation of Prebisch-Singer Hypothesis.

  5. Dr. Ghulam Rasul Awan – Assistant Professor, UCP Meeting the Globalization Challenges for Business in Pakistan

  6. Sidra Ayaz – Department of Economics, UOG Does Conflict Matters in International Migration?

Question and Answer Session

 

11:00 am to 11:30 am

Tea Break

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

(Parallel Session)

Venue: Bokhari Auditorium

Session – IV – Social Sector Development

 

Session Chair:

Dr. Tasneem Zafar Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, GC University Lahore

 

Presenters:

  1. Saima Sarwer – Lecturer & PhD Scholar, GCU Lahore – Terrorism and Political Terrorism vs. Tourism: New Evidence from Developing and Islamic Countries.

  2. Sharmeen Naseer – Research Scholar, UOG Population Ageing and their Social, Psychological and Economic Issues in District Gujarat.

  3. Dr. Summaira Malik – Assistant Professor, NCBA&E – Human Development Cost of our Loans: A Conceptual Approach

  4. Tauqeer Hussain Shah – Lecturer, UOG – Poverty and Migration: Experiences of the Families of Illegal Emigrants of District Gujrat-Pakistan.

  5. Zahid Pervaiz, Muhammad Irfan Chani, Sajjad Ahmad Jan & Amatul R. Chaudhary - PhD Scholars, NCBA&E and Chairperson Economics Department, NCBA&E – Economic Development, Institutions, Civil Society and Gender Inequality.

Question and Answer Session  

 

11:30 am to 1:00 pm

(Parallel Session)

Venue: Fazal-e-Hussain Reading Room

Session – V – Corporate Governance, Growth of Private Sector and State Owned Enterprises

 

Session Chair:

Mr. Asif Saeed, Chairperson, Department of Economics, GC University Lahore.

Video Message:

Fianna Jurdant – Senior Program Manager and Policy Analyst, OECD Paris, France

Dr. Jesus Estanislao Chairman, Institute of Corporate Directors, Manila, Philippines

 

Presenters:

  1. Ali Zafar – M.Phil. Scholar, FCC and Visiting Faculty, GCU Lahore Forms and Magnitudes of Rents in Automobile Industry of Lahore

  2. Muhammad Shahbaz, M. Iqbal Tahir and Imran Ali – Assistant Professor CIIT Lahore Is Gold Investment A Hedge against Inflation in Pakistan? A Cointegtaion and Causality Analysis in the Presence of Structural Breaks

  3. Muhammd Shahbaz Yaqub and Bilal Mehmood – Visiting Lecturer, GCU Lahore and Lecturer, GCU Lahore – Is Eva Better Performance Measure Than Accounting Measures? A Study of Pakistani Listed Companies

  4. Nisar Ahmed, Dr. Talat Afza and Jamshaid-ur-Rehman – Lecturer GCU Lahore, Professor CIIT Lahore and Lecturer GCU Lahore – Determinants of Trade Credit Practices of Non-Financial Firms in Pakistan

  5. Nosheen Rasool and Mubashir Hussain – Visiting Faculty, GCU Lahore and Lecturer, GCU Lahore Empirical Study on the Relationship between Capital Structure and Firm’s Performance.

  6. Raees Aslam & Aqeel Imtiaz Wahga M.Phil. Scholar, GCU Lahore and Assistant Professor, GCU Lahore & Research Scholar, OU,UK – Entrepreneurial Spawning: A Case of Fan Manufacturing Industry in Gujrat

  7. Rizwan Hamid and Mubashar Hussain – M.S. Scholar, GCU Lahore and Lecturer, GCU Lahore Determinants of Dividend Policy in Banking Sector of Pakistan: An Empirical Study.

  8. Rizwan Saleem Sandhu – Assistant Professor, VU – Surgical Forging Industry of Daska: Some Findings Some Recommendations

  9. Zahid Irshad, Dr. Patrick Velte and Khadija Ashfaq – Lecturer GCU Lahore, Assistant Professor Hamburg University, Germany and Visiting Lecturer GCU Lahore – Audit Pricing in China and Pakistan – A Comparative Review of Audit Practices

Questions and Answer Session

 

1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Venue: Prof. Salam Hall

Juma Prayer Break and Lunch

3:00pm to 4:30pm

Venue:

Bokhari Auditorium

Closing Session:

  • Presentation by Dr. Ahmad Khalid, Professor and Head of Economics Department, Bond University, Gold Coast, Australia.

  • Presentation by Dr. Hamza Malik – Director Monetary Policy, State Bank of Pakistan -

  • Mr. Asif Saeed Chairman, Department of Economics – GC University Lahore

 

Closing remarks by the Chief Guest :

  • Mr. Sartaj Aziz Former Finance Minister, Government of Pakistan and Vice Chancellor, Beaconhouse National University

 

4:30pm to 5:00pm

Venue: Prof. Salam Hall

Tea and Refreshments

 

  

 

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