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    Sebastian Kriticos

    Sebastian Kriticos is a Cities Economist for the International Growth Centre, based at the London School of Economics. He works on the IGC’s Cities that Work initiative, developing the IGC’s network of economists, practitioners, and policymakers to translate economic research into clear urban policy guidance. Sebastian holds an M.A. in International and Development...

  • Project

    The institutional and urban design of Gwadar City

    This study on Gwadar City explores the optimal administrative structure and policy initiatives feeding into its urban design, that can help spur economic growth in the region, along the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). The study will carry out a review of success and failure of new economic cities and special economic zones (SEZs) around the world, supplemented by...

    17 Sep 2018 | Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar, Komal Shakeel, Liou Xie

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    Investigating the environmental and economic benefits of energy efficient brick kilns

    Conventional brick kilns—Bull’s Trench Kiln (BTK)—in Pakistan’s Punjab province are a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions and harmful particulates which exacerbate climate change and deteriorate ambient air quality. Targeting emissions from brick kilns provides an avenue for Punjab’s Environmental Protection Department (EPD) to bring the provincial...

    17 Sep 2018 | Faiza Sharif, Sanval Nasim, Ijaz Nabi

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    Sanval Nasim

    Dr. Sanval Nasim is Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the Department of Economics (MGSHSS).  His primary research and teaching field is enviornmental and natural resource economics. Dr. Nasim obtained his PhD in Environmental Sciences from the University of California, Riverside, USA in 2015. His PhD research explored the effects of institutional constraints on the...

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    Adjusting the export-for-growth model

    Trade brings numerous benefits, chief among them competition, yet today’s outlook for trade remains uncertain. Is it time to re-think the primacy of exporting for growth? This third blog in a series explores the issue. A successful development model in the last few decades has been for developing countries with low labour costs to jump on the lowest rung of the value...

    17 Sep 2018 | Tim Dobermann, Francesco Caselli

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    The new international geography of deindustrialisation

    The problem with Donald Trump’s trade narrative is that it ignores the simple fact that deindustrialisation in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa has been more severe than it has been in the US and Europe. Trump seems intent on starting a global trade war. His recent imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminium is consistent with his rambling inaugural address about...

    12 Sep 2018 | Seth Schindler