|New York University|
|Social Policy and Public Goods|
Profile: Saad Gulzar is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Politics at New York University. He is a founding co-convener of the Northeast Workshop in Empirical Political Science, a biannual conference on Political Economy and Development research in political science. Additionally, he is a junior fellow at the Association for Analytical Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies. Previously, Saad served as in-country economist for Pakistan at the International Growth Center. In 2010, he received his Masters in Public from Columbia University. His research interests lie in the political economy of development and comparative politics, with a regional focus on South Asia. His upcoming work “Politicians, Bureaucrats, and Development: Evidence from India” will be published in the American Political Science Review.
|Sialkot Soccer Balls|
|University of Edinburgh|
Profile: Tariq Raza completed his undergraduate degree from the Lahore school of Economics, where he earned a B.Sc. (Hons.) with double major in Economics and Finance. He then acquired his Masters in Economics (Finance) from the University of Edinburgh. He started his career by working at Lahore based consultancy firms where he assisted the team in project analysis, contract negotiations, client-interfacing and process development for startup ventures. Later he joined the Lahore School of Economics as a Research Associate on an International Growth Centre (IGC) funded project which looked at organizational barriers in the adoption of technology. He is currently working on a project at Center for Economic Research in Pakistan, (CERP) funded by “The Private Enterprise Development in Low-Income Countries”, (PEDL) which aims to study the barriers to industrial upgrading.
|Project Support Officer|
Profile: Sania has done an MBA degree in Human Resource Management from Virtual University Lahore. She has previously worked as an Operations Assistant at the Lahore Transport Company. At CERP, Sania started as a volunteer for the Public Transport Pilot of the Women’s Mobility Project, and later joined the team as a Project Support Officer (PSO). During her time here, she has assisted the team in a variety of roles including data collection, quality control and sample frame development