Dr. Theresa Chaudhry is Associate Professor of Economics and a fellow of the Centre for Research in Economics and Business (CREB) at the Lahore School of Economics. She received a BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1996, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2005. Her dissertation focused on the nature of inter-firm cooperation within clusters of small and medium-size enterprises in developing countries. This research included an empirical study of the contract enforcement environment in Pakistan, using data from a commissioned survey of the surgical goods industry based in Sialkot. Prior to teaching at the Lahore School, Dr. Chaudhry worked at the World Bank in Washington, D.C. on issues of public finance and public sector governance.