Saving Pakistan from Default

Episode 1

In this episode, Dr. Ijaz Nabi speaks with Dr. Murtaza Syed to discuss what led to a full-blown economic crisis in Pakistan and whether the IMF’s intervention would be able to prevent default.

Dr. Murtaza Syed, the former Deputy Governor of the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), has more than 20 years of experience in macroeconomic research and policymaking. He worked with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for 16 years before joining SBP.

Dr. Syed has a Ph.D. in economics from Nuffield College at the University of Oxford. He has published papers on a variety of macroeconomic issues, including fiscal and monetary policy, financial stability, economic crises, investment, demographics, poverty, and inequality. He has also delivered lectures on public policy at Cambridge and Oxford universities.

Dr. Ijaz Nabi is a Country Director at the International Growth Centre (IGC) and the Executive Director at the Consortium for Development Policy Research (CDPR). He is also part of the visiting faculty at the Department of Economics, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Previously he worked at the World Bank. Dr. Nabi has a Ph.D. from Warwick University.