Dr. Shahid Amjad
Chaudhry is the Rector of Lahore School of Economics and also Professor of
Economics. He teaches Public Finance and Pakistan Economic Policies at the
Lahore School. He has a B.A. from Punjab University, an M.A. (Cantab.) and a
Ph.D. from McGill University. He was Lecturer in Economics at Punjab University
from 1967 to 1969. He served in the Civil Service of Pakistan from 1969 to 1983.
From 1983 to 1985 he was Visiting Professor of Economics at the Lahore
University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Since 1985 he has been working on
Public Sector Management Issues and is a member of a number of National
Commissions on the subject. He was Deputy Chairman of the Pakistan Planning
Commission from July 2000 to July 2003.
major publications include ‘Agricultural Taxation in Pakistan’, National
Taxation Reform Commission, 1984; ‘Industrial Policies for Pakistan’, ADB, 1985;
‘Fiscal and Budgetary Policies for Pakistan’, ADB, 1985; ‘Trade Barriers to
Pakistan’s Exports’, ADB, 1986; ‘Forecasting Pakistan’s Worker Remittances’,
ILO, 1986, ‘Defined Contribution Pension Plan for Pakistan’, GOP, 1994; and
‘Improving the Efficiency of the Federal Government of Pakistan’, GOP, 2001.