Turab Hussain is Associate Professor and Acting Head of Economics Department at Lahore University of Management Sciences. His research interests have ranged from migration theory and policy, poverty and rural development to trade and development. Recently, his published research has been on industrial policy, migration and remittances, prospects of trade with India and on Pakistan’s experience at dispute settlement within the WTO. Turbo Hussain's teaching interests are in Development Theory, International Trade, Macroeconomics and Trade and Development.
Dr. Hussain has a PhD in Economics from University of Essex.
He has had more than thirty two years of analytic and management experience in the World Bank across a diverse range of countries and sectors. Among countries, he has worked on Korea, Philippines, Indonesia, China, Iran, Egypt, and the GCC. Among sectors and issues, Farrukh Iqbal has worked and published on various aspects of economic development including fiscal and monetary management, trade and competitiveness, poverty, small and medium enterprises and local government development. His most recent analytic work concerns human development issues in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Dr. Iqbal holds a Bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a PhD in Economics from Yale University.
Naureen Karachiwalla received her MSc and her DPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford. She is currently a Research Fellow in the Poverty, Health, and Nutrition Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington, DC. Her research interests include incentives and accountability in the public sector, education, social protection, and technology adoption. Her work has been published in the Journal of Public Economics and Economic Development and Cultural Change, among others, and has focused on incentives and accountability in China, Uganda, and Pakistan, as well as caste and learning outcomes in Pakistan, agricultural technology adoption and counterfeiting in Uganda, and nutrition and social protection in Bangladesh and Egypt.
Homi Kharas is a senior fellow and Deputy Director for the Global Economy and Development Program. Formerly a Chief Economist in the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank, Homi Kharas currently studies policies and trends influencing developing countries, including aid to poor countries, the emergence of a middle class, the food crisis and global governance and the G20. His most recent co-authored books are Getting to Scale (Brookings Press, 2013), After the Spring: Economic Transitions in the Arab World (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Catalyzing Development: A New Vision for Aid (Brookings Press, 2011).
Dr. Kharas has a PhD in Economics from Harvard University.