Azam Chaudhry

Dr. Azam Chaudhry is Professor of Economics at the Lahore School and the Dean of the Economics Faculty. He has a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Economics from London School of Economics where he specialized in Monetary Economics, Econometrics and Corporate Finance and a M.A. and Ph.D in Economics from Brown University, USA. He teaches Econometrics and Macroeconomics at the Lahore School and his research interests include Innovation and Technological Change, Institutional Economics, Economic Growth and Development, Political Economy and Empirical Macroeconomics and Microeconomics.

Content by Azam Chaudhry
  • Publication - Project Report

    Assessment of loans to female run start-ups - A randomised control trial

    24 Mar 2017 | Farah Said, Mahreen Mahmud, Azam Chaudhry

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Understanding productivity in the Pakistani garment sector

    20 Apr 2016 | Azam Chaudhry, Rocco Macchiavello, Theresa Chaudhry, Christopher Woodruff

  • Project

    Impact assessment of start-up loans to female-run microenterprises

    Microcredit has been proposed as a way to increase women’s business ownership. We measured the impact of access to finance on new women-run enterprise, household welfare and female empowerment. The impact of access to finance on business creation is significant but short-lived. Other constraints may prevent women from setting up businesses. The start-up loans...

    18 Nov 2015 | Azam Chaudhry, Naved Hamid, Mahreen Mahmud, Farah Said

  • Project

    Development of Punjab Growth Strategy 2018

    Punjab has been suffering from low rates of economic growth for the past few years The province needs to grow rapidly to provide enough jobs for its increasing labour force The Chief Minister asked the IGC to help develop a growth strategy for the province The strategy has now been adopted by the Government as its official Growth...

    19 Jan 2015 | Ijaz Nabi, Naved Hamid, Ali Cheema, Syed Turab Hussain, Syed Ali Hasanain, Azam Chaudhry, Nazish Afraz, Anjum Nasim, Muhammad Farooq Naseer, Zeba Sathar, Sohaib Athar, Hina Shaikh

  • Project

    Measuring Innovation in the Textile Sector of Pakistan

    Innovation and competitiveness are considered to be the backbone of private sector led economic growth and its sustainability. However, in Pakistan, very little is known about the nature and the extent of innovation as well as its determinants and obstacles. In the absence of such evidence, policies can be misdirected and ineffective. In this pilot study, we propose to...

    10 Dec 2014 | Waqar Ahmed Wadho, Azam Chaudhry

  • Project

    Evidence from a randomised experiment in Pakistan

    Spillovers between firms, and in particular technology spillovers, play a central role in many theories of economic growth and provide the economic rationale for many industrial policies. Despite the centrality of such in theoretical and policy discussions of the growth process, the empirical evidence for their existence is weak. Our research aims to provide rigorous,...

    10 Oct 2014 | David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Amit Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen

  • Project

    Spillovers in technology adoption: Evidence from a randomised experiment in Pakistan

    Spillovers between firms, and in particular technology spillovers, play a central role in many theories of economic growth. Such spillovers are thought to be a key mechanism generating increasing returns and they also provide the primary economic rationale for industrial policies to increase investment in innovation. In the presence of spillovers, such interventions may be...

    10 Sep 2014 | Eric Verhoogen, Azam Chaudhry

  • Project

    Understanding productivity in the Pakistani garment sector: Comparisons with Bangladesh

    Textiles account for over half of Pakistan’s exports, with knitted and sewn products more than half of the textile exports. Data from the Ministry of Commerce indicate that exports of RMG and knitwear products increased by 12% and 6%, respectively, between FY 2012 and FY 2013. Pakistan faces an opportunity in these sectors as increasing wage rates in China lead buyers...

    4 Sep 2014 | Christopher Woodruff, Rocco Macchiavello, Theresa Chaudhry, Azam Chaudhry

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Organisational barriers to technology adoption: Evidence from soccer-ball producers in Pakistan (Policy Brief)

    Spillovers between firms are key to generating economic benefit according to some theories of economic growth. It is often thought interventions such as further investment and industrial policy are needed to reach the socially optimum amount of investment and overcome coordination failures. However, empirical evidence for technology spillovers is weak. Research...

    1 May 2014 | David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Amit Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen

  • Publication - Working Paper

    Organizational Barriers to Technology Adoption: Evidence from Soccer-Ball Producers in Pakistan (Working Paper)

    1 May 2014 | David Atkin, Azam Chaudhry, Amit Khandelwal, Eric Verhoogen