Unlocking Pakistan's Growth: What Can Macro Policy Achieve?

09 Sep 2019

Join Adviser to Prime Minister of Pakistan on Finance, Dr. Hafeez Shaikh, Governor State Bank of Pakistan, Dr. Reza Baqir, and academic Dr. Carmen Reinhart Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS), in an interactive discussion on Unlocking Pakistan’s Growth: What Can Macro-Policy Achieve? .The panel will examine the essential impediments to macroeconomic and financial reforms in Pakistan and explore evidence-based smart policy framework to increase domestic productivity. 

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Asim Khwaja Co-founder of CERP, Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development at HKS, co-Director of the Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD), and Faculty Director at Center for International Development (CID) at HKS. 

Event Details 

Date: October 21, 2019

Time: 5:30-7:00pm

Venue: Tsai Auditorium, CGIS Building, Harvard University

You can RSVP for the event here. The deadline for registration is September 15, 2019.

About the Event

This event is a part of the two-day inaugural Pakistan Development Forum - an annual conference that convenes key policy stakeholders, business leaders, and academic experts to discuss and debate the most pressing development and policy challenges facing Pakistan today. Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) is co-hosting it with Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD) at Harvard Kennedy School this year. The conference will cover different themes each year and will be providing a platform where policymakers can leverage data, business acumen, and academic insights to make evidence-based decisions on key policies in Pakistan related to the economy, governance, environment and energy, and public welfare. The theme of the inaugural Pakistan Development Forum in 2019 is Macroeconomic and Financial Reforms.