CDPR Fellows & Affiliates

CDPR Fellow Anjum Altaf has an MS in Electrical Engineering from Oregon State University, an MA in Economics and PhD in Engineering-Economic Systems, both from Stanford University. He has been associated with the Applied Economics Research Centre at the University of Karachi, the Departments of City and Regional Planning and…
CDPR Fellow Saher Asad holds BA (Hons) in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), and both MA and PhD in Economics from George Washington University. In her PhD thesis, Saher Asad collected novel data sets in Pakistan and utilized them to study the socio-economic impacts of modern…
CDPR Fellow Rashid Aziz holds a PhD in Economics from McMaster University. He retired from the World Bank in December 2013, after a career spanning more than 30 years at the Islamabad Office. His most recent assignment (where he spent nearly 25 years) was as Senior Energy Specialist in the…
CDPR Fellow Faisal Bari obtained his BA (Honors) from the University of Oxford and B.Sc. from Government College, Lahore. He has an MA in Philosophy from the University of Punjab and a PhD in Economics from McGill University. Faisal Bari is Chairman of the IDEAS Board of Directors. He is…
CDPR Fellow Michael Best holds an MPhil from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the London School of Economics. He is is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, Stanford University. His research focuses on tax evasion in low and middle-income countries and its…
Member, Board of Governors Email: Ali Chema has a BA in Mathematics and Statistics from Government College Lahore and a BA Honours in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from University of Oxford. Ali Cheema, a Rhodes Scholar, also holds an MPhil in Economics and Politics and a PhD in Economics…
CDPR Fellow Ehsan U. Choudhri holds an MA from Punjab University and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He has undertaken research on a wide range of topics in international and monetary economics. His work has been published in multiple journals. Ehsan Choudhri has held a faculty position at…
CDPR fellow Suleman Ghani has 36 years of public service experience, of which the last 22 were at the highest Provincial and Federal levels. His major assignments included Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Chairman Planning & Development Board Punjab and Economic Minister, Pakistan Mission to the European Communities. He retired in…
Member, Board of Governors Email: Masooma Habib has an MA in Economics from McGill University and an EdD in Education Policy and Administration from George Washington University. She is a fellow at Center for Research in Economics and Business and an Associate Professor at Lahore School of Economics. Masooma…
CDPR Fellow Khalil Hamdani is a graduate of Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, and holds a PhD in Economics. He has been involved in multilateral economic cooperation for more than three decades. He has held a variety of managerial, technical and policy positions in the United Nations, and was the…