Dr. Anjum Nasim is the Director of IDEAS. He received his college and university education from Government College Lahore (B.A), the London School of Economics (B.Sc. (Honours)) and the University of Essex (M.A., Ph.D.). He started his professional academic career with the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad in 1974 and joined the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) in 1986 where he served as Professor of Economics (1991-2010), Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (2006-2008) and Provost (2009). After retiring from LUMS in 2010 he served in an advisory capacity in the formation and establishment of IDEAS, was appointed Senior Research Fellow at IDEAS in 2012 and then Director in 2013. His publications include papers in the Journal of Applied Econometrics, Journal of Development Economics and International Tax and Public Finance. His current research interests are public finance and macroeconomic policy.