Anjum Altaf has been associated with the Applied Economics Research Centre at the University of Karachi, the Departments of City and Regional Planning and Environmental Science and Engineering at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and with the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank in Washington, DC. He served as Professor of Economics and Dean of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law at the Lahore University of Management Sciences and Vice-President and Provost at Habib University in Karachi.
Dr. 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.
Sahar Asad is an assistant professor of Economics at LUMS. In her PhD thesis, she collected novel data sets in Pakistan and utilized them to study the socio-economic impacts of modern information and communication technologies (ICTs) in Pakistan.
Dr. 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.
Rashid Aziz 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 Islamabad Office. During this period he contributed to all aspects of the Bank’s energy sector work program, which included policy reforms, projects in electricity, oil and gas sub-sectors, and technical assistance programs. He participated in Bank teams (including as the Team Leader) for the preparation of sector reviews; project appraisal, implementation and evaluation reports; and policy analysis and implementation. An economist by training, Rashid Aziz joined the economic team in 1982, and moved to the Energy Unit in 1989.
Dr. Aziz has a PhD in Economics from McMaster University.
Faisal Bari is the Director and Senior Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). He is currently the Deputy Country Director for Pakistan with the Central Eurasia Project, and education economist for South Asia at the Open Society Foundation. He is also an Associate Professor of Economics at LUMS (currently on leave) where he served as head of department from 2006-2008. Faisal Bari has consulted for various multi-lateral and bi-lateral agencies including the World Bank, UNDP, DFID and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). He was also a columnist for the English daily, Dawn.
Dr. 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.