Seminar on Formal and Informal Economy
The study raises several important questions such as: in this modern era of technology what leads informal businesses to remain invisible before the state’s eye but still working and growing? Why “informal economy” is termed as “black economy” and their “extra-legal activities” as “illegal activities”? The study found that problem is not with the informal economy, the problem was with the state. Read more...
Conference on Power Sector
Pakistan’s electricity market faces dual, and paradoxical, challenges: on the one hand, the circular debt is spiraling out again, thus denying the investors a fair and reliable return on their investment; and on the other hand, consumers have hardly any reliable access to electricity even after a consistent rise in tariffs. To address this complex issue, PRIME, a public policy think tank, organised a conference on “Power Sector Reforms: State Incentives or Market Rules”, on Wednesday, 7th May, 2014, which was addressed by a range of speakers from the public and private sectors.The conference stressed on better economic regulations, empowerment of energy consumers, resolution of circular debt, privatization and market-friendly policies in
GENCOs and DISCOs, and good governance and independence of DISCOs.
The Public Economists of Pakistan
History of economic thought encompasses numerous thinkers and theories from different economic school of thoughts. Many great thinkers have given unique set of ideas in different times to find policies for the allocation of resources and have explained the impact of the development in business, society, and the world economy. The economists and governments are found debating and at times seeking together the solutions to economic problems which can either be fundamentally economic in nature or social, political and environmental but have important economic consequences. However, the economic analyses presented by economists are based predominantly on theoretical debates, academic researches and policy dynamics for a range of development stimuli.
This paper aims at discovering the works of top ten economists of Pakistan with respect to their ideas, policy thoughts and contribution in public debate. Read more...
Economic Agenda: Tracking Reports
PML-N Economic Agenda: Tracking Report reviews Pakistan’s economic performance by tracking the progress made on the implementation of economic manifesto announced by the party in power in Islamabad, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Provincial Tracking Report reviews economic performance of three provinces, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh by tracking the progress made on the implementation of economic manifesto announced by the parties in power in these respective provinces i.e. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and Pakistan Peoples Party-Parliamentarians (PPP-P). Read more...