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.
Aasim M. Husain
Aasim M. Husain is currently Deputy Director in the Middle East and Central Asia Department (MCD) of the IMF, where he supervises the department’s regional work on the GCC, and on several countries in the region. Prior to joining MCD in March 2015, Mr. Husain served in the European Department—where he supervised work on several Central, Eastern, and Southeastern European countries—and in the Strategy, Policy, and Review Department, where he led the Fund’s policy development work on capital flows and reviewed country work on many of the large emerging market economies. Previously, Mr. Husain served as IMF mission chief for Italy, Egypt, Jordan, and Kazakhstan, and headed the Fund’s work on commodity and energy issues. During 1995-96, Mr. Husain served as Chief Economist at ABN-AMRO Bank NV, Pakistan, and in 1999-2000 he served as desk economist on Pakistan at the IMF.
Mr. Husain is from Pakistan. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Mathematical Sciences from Rice University and his Doctor of Philosophy in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the IMF in 1990.