Adnan Khan

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Email:

a.q.khan@lse.ac.uk

Research and Policy Director

IGC London Hub, Researcher, Senior Management

Lecturer

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Papers

Tax Farming Redux: Experimental Evidence on Incentive Pay for Tax Collectors (with Ben Olken, MIT, and Asim Khwaja, Harvard) Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2016; Documentary; Policy Briefcase: Paying for Performance; Policy Report: Property Tax Experiment in Punjab, Pakistan

Making Moves Matter: Experimental Evidence on Incentivizing Bureaucrats through Performance-Based Transfers (with Benjamin Olken, MIT, and Asim Khwaja, Harvard) Appendix here

The Impact of Social Networks on Labour Market Outcomes: New Evidence from Cape Breton (with Steven Lehrer, Queen’s) NBER Working PaperCanadian Public Policy 2013.

Breaking the Counter-cyclical Pattern of Local Democracy in Pakistan (with Roger Myerson, Chicago, and Ali Cheema, LUMS), in ‘Is Decentralization Good for Development? Perspectives from Academics and Policymakers’, edited by J.P. Faguet, Oxford University Press 2015.

Decentralization in Pakistan: Context, Content and Causes (with Asim Khwaja, Harvard and Ali Cheema, LUMS), for Pranab Bardhan and Dilip Mookherjee’s Decentralization and Local Governance in Developing Countries, MIT Press, USA 2006

Capacity Development for Education Service Delivery in Pakistan: Top Down Devolution (with David Watson) in Public Administration and Development 2010.

Capacity Building for Decentralized Education Service Delivery in Pakistan (with David Watson) (Discussion Paper 57G) European Centre for Development Policy Management: Maastricht 2005

Ongoing projects

Motivating Bureaucrats: Autonomy vs Performance Pay for Public Procurement (with Oriana Bandiera, LSE, Andrea Prat, Columbia, and Michael Best, Stanford)

Rebuilding the Social Compact: Urban Service Delivery and Property Taxes in Pakistan (with Benjamin Olken, MIT, Asim Khwaja, Harvard, and Mahvish Shaukat, MIT)

Precision versus Proximity: Evidence from Survey Experiments with Civil Servants (with Michael Callen, Harvard, Asim Khwaja, Harvard, and Asad Liaqat, Harvard)

Candidate Attributes and Political Accountability: Evidence from Pakistan Local Government Elections (with Jacob Shapiro, Princeton, Michael Callen, Harvard, Ali Cheema, LUMS, Farooq Naseer, LUMS, and Asad Liaqat, Harvard)

The Design of Social Protection Programs for the Ultra-Poor: Asset Transfers versus Unconditional Cash Transfers (with Robin Burgess, LSE, Imran Rasul, UCL, Oriana Bandiera, LSE, and Orazio Attanasio, UCL)

Evaluating the Take-up, Usage, and Impact of Mobile Money Accounts (with Greg Fischer, LSE, Joshua Blumenstock, Washington)

Tax and Political Connections (with Monica Singhal, UC Davis, and Asim Khwaja, Harvard)

Identifying the Impact of Decentralization: Evidence from Pakistan (with Asim Khwaja, Harvard and Ali Cheema, LUMS)

Out of Sight Out of Mind: Reducing Collusion in Customs Inspections (with Benjamin Olken, MIT, Asim Khwaja, Harvard, and Michael Best, Stanford)

Effect of Employment on Volunteering and Health Outcomes: Evidence from a Community Employment Project in Canada (with Steven Lehrer, Queens)

Other work

Taxing to develop: When ‘third-best’ policies are optimal (with Henrik Kleven and Upaasna Kaul) Growth Brief, International Growth Centre 2016 (FT Blog in beyondbrics)

Asset Transfer Program: One Year Impact Report (with Imran Rasul, UCL, Schanzah Khalid, CERP, and Shujaat Ali, CERP) PPAF-CERP, 2015

Punjab Economic Opportunities Program, Phase 1 Baseline Report for Livestock (with Imran Rasul, UCL, Saad Gulzar, IGC, David Hollywood, UCL, Hafsa Iqbal, CERP, and Arqam Lodhi, CERP) 2013

Punjab Economic Opportunities Program, Livestock Supply Side Surveys Report (with Imran Rasul, UCL, Omar Gondal, CERP, Anam Shoaib, CERP, Sahaab Sheikh, CERP, and Minahil Niazi, CERP) 2013

Tax in Developing Countries: Increasing Resources for Development (with Timothy Besley, LSE) Written Evidence for the International Development Select Committee, UK Parliament 2012

A Study of Informal Finance Markets in Pakistan Pakistan Microfinance Network 2005

Professional experience

About 10 years as researcher and catalyser of others’ research, most importantly as Research and Policy Director at International Growth Centre, LSE.

About 15 years in Government and private sector mostly as a member of the Pakistan Administrative Service (PAS) on positions including:

  • Instructor at National School of Public Policy Pakistan
  • Program Manager at Punjab Education Sector Reform Program (PESRP)
  • Deputy Secretary at Finance Department, Punjab
  • District Administration in several districts in Sindh
  • Consultant, Project Manager for infrastructure and development projects

Education

PhD Economics, Queen’s University Kingston
Master of Public Administration, Harvard Kennedy School Cambridge
B.Sc. Engineering from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore

Diploma in International Affairs, Punjab University

Teaching

Policy, Bureaucracy and Development: Theory and Practice of Policy Design, Implementation and Evaluation, International Development Department, LSE (2014 – )

This course uses principal-agent model as the main analytical framework to examine the internal working of the state. It brings the world of practice into the world of academics to look at public policies, government performance and their impact on development outcomes.

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dr  adnan (2)
Email:

a.q.khan@lse.ac.uk

Research and Policy Director

IGC London Hub, Researcher, Senior Management

Lecturer

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)