Distinguished Lecture Series - A Theory of Cultural Revivals

Dear faculty and students,

Hope you all are doing well and enjoying life.

Department of Economics at School of Economics and Social Sciences, IBA, Karachi invites you to a lecture under distinguished lecture series on Tuesday, May 4 , 2021 at 07:30 P.M. (PST). We are pleased to have Dr. Jared Rubin from Chapman University, US and Dr. Karim Khan from PIDE for the session. The topic of discussion will be Dr. Rubin's co-authored paper titled 'A Theory of Cultural Revivals'. 

Dr. Jared Rubin is an economic historian interested in the political and religious economies of the Middle East and Western Europe. His research focuses on historical relationships between political and religious institutions and their role in economic development. His book, Rulers, Religion, and Riches: Why the West Got Rich and the Middle East Did Not (Cambridge University Press, 2017) explores the role that Islam and Christianity played in the long run “reversal of fortunes” between the economies of the Middle East and Western Europe. It was awarded the Douglass North Best Book Award for the best research in institutional and organizational economics published during the previous two years, awarded by the Society of Institutional and Organizational Economics. Rubin’s work has appeared in journals such as Review of Economic Studies, Review of Economics & Statistics, Economic Journal, Management Science, and many others. He is the Co-Director of Chapman University’s Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society (IRES) and the President of the Association for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Culture (ASREC). He serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Economic History, Journal of Comparative Economics, Explorations in Economic History and Essays in Economic and Business History. He has been awarded over $1 million in grants from the John Templeton Foundation for his work in the economics of religion. He graduated with a Ph.D. in economics from Stanford University in 2007 and a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2002.

Dr. Karim Khan is associate professor at the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). Karim Khan has worked extensively on issues related to trade, migration, governance and institutions, conflict, and political economy besides others. In PIDE, currently, Dr. Khan is heading two sections. First, he is head of the Department of Economics and Econometrics, especially dealing with the PhD program. Second, he is heading the research section on Governance and Institutions. Dr. Khan has published extensively on these issues in numerous national and international journals. Also, he is regularly contributing to media by publishing in the national dailies on policy relevant issues. Likewise, he is actively involved in collaborating work with organizations like World Bank, ILO, ADB, UNDP, UNIDO, WTO besides various organizations of the government of Pakistan like HEC, CPEC Center of Excellence etc.

The paper is attached for your discussion along with the flyer. 

For online participation, zoom details are shared below.

Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89610720596?pwd=aklMQXdDRVljMi9laWZjcm5MaGRtdz09

Meeting ID: 896 1072 0596
Passcode: 6miczd

Looking forward to seeing you at the lecture!

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