Antonio Morasco joined LUMS as an Assistant Professor in August 2006. Prior to joining LUMS, he had a one-year teaching appointment in Atilim University, Ankara. From 1990 to 1994 he was employed in the insurance sector at Lloyd Adriatico of Trieste. He has been a teaching assistant at the University College London and a visiting instructor at Bilkent University. His teaching interests are in intermediate macroeconomics, growth theories, and international trade. His research early on focused broadly on foreign direct investment and income inequality as possible determinants of technological progress and economic development. More recently, his research focus has moved to studying the welfare impact of foreign direct investment and international trade on the recipient countries.
Dr. Marasco gained his MSc from Birkbeck College, UK, MBA from Koc University, Turkey, and PhD from Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands.
Atif R. Mian
Atif R. Mian is currently a professor of economics at Princeton University as well as a Board Member at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). Prior to joining Princeton in 2012, he taught at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Chicago. His research studies links between financial markets and the macro economy and emphasizes the role played by political, governance, and organizational constraints in shaping the effectiveness and scope of financial markets. Atif Mian’s work has appeared in top Economics and Finance journals, including the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies and Journal of Financial Economics. His work has also been profiled by leading media outlets such as The Economist and The Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Mian holds a Bachelors degree in Mathematics and a PhD in Economics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Hanid Mukhtar taught economics at Quaid-i-Azam University, University of Massachusetts at Boston, North Eastern University, Boston University (Visiting Associate Professor), and Applied Economics Research Centre. He joined World Bank as a macroeconomist in 1990 and worked primarily on macroeconomic and fiscal issues. Besides publishing articles on various issues in economics in some leading Pakistani journals, Hanid Mukhtar has authored and contributed to a large number of World Bank economic reports on Pakistan. He retired from the World Bank in 2014.
Dr. Mukhtar has a PhD in Economics from Boston University.
Adil Najam is the inaugural Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He is the former Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). His research focuses on issues of global public policy, especially those related to global climate change, South Asia, Muslim countries, environment and development, and human development. In 2010 he was awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz (Star of Excellence), one of Pakistan’s highest civil awards by the President of Pakistan. He has written over 100 scholarly papers and book chapters.
Dr. Najam has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. He also has two Master's degrees from Massachusettes Institute of Technology (MIT), one in Environmental Engineering and second in Technology Policy. Adil Najam gained his PhD from MIT in Environment and Development Policy.