Nazish Afraz is a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences. She has worked in public policy consulting in the UK and in Pakistan. Her research interests include industrial organization, trade and education.
Afraz has an MPhil in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Saad Gulzar is a PhD candidate in Political Science at New York University. He studies the political economy of development and governance in South Asia, using field experiments and data from large government programs. His research is forthcoming at the American Political Science Review. Saad is a student fellow at the Association for Analytical Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies, and a graduate fellow at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan. Before starting graduate school, he was a Pakistan economist at the International Growth Center.
Gulzar has a BSc in Economics from Lahore University of Management Sciences and completed his graduate studies in public policy at Columbia University and the National University of Singapore.
Aban Haq has held Chief Operating Officer and Research Analyst positions at Pakistan Microfinance Network. Prior to this, Aban was a Country Economist for the International Growth Centre’s Pakistan programme.
Haq gained her B.Sc. in Economics from Quadi-e-Azam University and her MA in Development Economics from Williams College.
Umair Javed is a PhD candidate in Political Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science. His research interests span the study of Pakistan’s emergent middle classes, state-society relations in the global South, and the political economy of governance and reform in democratising countries. He has previously worked as a researcher at the Department of Human Geography, King’s College London, the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), and as a governance specialist at The Asia Foundation. Umair Javed currently writes a fortnightly current affairs column for Pakistan’s premier English language daily, DAWN. His academic and opinion writings have been published in Economic and Political Weekly (EPW), Herald, The National, Business Standard, and The Friday Times.
Javed has a MSc in Politics from School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).