Date: October 21, 2019
Venue: Tsai Auditorium, CGIS Building, Harvard University
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.
Dr. Carmen Reinhart
Minos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)..
About the Conference
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 policy makers can leverage data, business acumen, and academic insight 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.
Dr. Asim I. Khwaja
Co-founder of CERP, Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)l, and Faculty Director at Center for International Development (CID) at HKS.