Tariq Raza completed his undergraduate degree from the Lahore School of Economics, where he earned a B.Sc. (Hons.) with a 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 to 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.