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.
Khalil Hamdani 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 Director of the Division on Investment, Technology and Enterprise Development. His areas of interest are foreign direct investment, international trade and globalization. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at the Graduate Institute of Development Studies at the Lahore School of Economics. He has also been affiliated with the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
Dr. Hamdani is a graduate of Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University, and has a PhD in Economics.
Jeffrey Hammer teaches economics in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he is affiliated with the Research Program in Development Studies and the Center for Health and Wellbeing. Prior to that he was at the World Bank for 25 years where he held various positions related to public economics, the last three in the New Delhi Office. He was a co-author of the World Development Report 2004 “Making Services Work for Poor People”. His current research is on the quality of medical care in developing countries, absenteeism of teachers and health workers, determinants of health status and improving service delivery through better accountability mechanisms.
Dr. Hammer has a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Ali Hasanain is a 2014-2016 Oxford-Princeton Global Leaders Fellow, and an Assistant Professor of Economics at LUMS, as well as a member of EGAP. His recent research has studied how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can be applied in underdeveloped countries to improve governance and market outcomes. He has also studied how individuals’ personal characteristics mediate the success of this process. Ali Hasanain also serves on the Government of Punjab’s Economic Advisory Committee.
Dr. Hasanain received his PhD in Economics from George Mason University.