Economics Research Seminar Series 07-2020

Webinar on State-Market Interactions

Topic: : State-Market Interactions

By Dr. Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar

Abstract: Humanity has learnt through experiments and failures that both state and markets are crucial for overall prosperity. But the question of how state and markets should interact and work together still needs a dialogue. Every society has figured out an arrangement - based on their political, cultural, historical and social milieu - but it requires continuous thinking and fine-tuning. Building on this broader dialogue, the talk will focus on state-market interactions in Pakistan and how these interactions have been shaping economic outcomes in the country. An understanding of state-market dynamics and research agenda based on channels and forums driving such an interaction can help policymakers to devise a reform agenda to spur economic growth and prosperity.

Dr. Muhammad Naveed Iftikhar is an Adjunct Faculty at Suleman Dawood School of Business of LUMS for MS (Business & Public Policy) and Pakistan Institute of Development Economics. He has been working with the public sector, academia, research centers, and international development organizations for almost two decades. His current research and policy work focus on urban governance & economics, entrepreneurship, public sector governance, and public-private partnerships. Naveed has worked as a Governance Specialist at the Economic Reforms Unit of Pakistan's Ministry of Finance. Naveed is also an entrepreneur and has advised startups and business organizations. He has taught economics, management, public policy, and urban planning/economics courses in various universities and civil service training institutions. He contributes regularly to journals, conferences and newspapers. Naveed holds an M.Phil. in Economics and a Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy from the University of Delaware's Biden School of Public Policy and Administration. His PhD dissertation title is Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Spillover and Urbanization in Asia.

Date: 10th August, 2020
Time: 04:00 P.M.
Webinar link:
Meeting ID: 327 860 7467
Password: 6miczd


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