ISLAMABAD: The State Bank of Pakistan is going to organize a two-day international conference on ‘Economic Policy after the Financial Crisis’ in Karachi on December 21-22, 2010.The Governor State Bank of Pakistan Shahid H Kardar would deliver a keynote address while inaugurating the conference at SBP Learning Resource Centre on December 21, 2010 at 9.30 a.m.The objective of the conference is to initiate a debate on policy challenges relating to fiscal and debt management, monetary policy, financial supervision, and financial inclusion.Economists of international repute including Dr. Ishrat Husain and Dr. Shamshad Akhtar (ex-Governors of SBP), Dr. Hafiz A. Pasha, ex-Deputy Chairman Planning Commission and Vice Chairman Institute of Public Policy, Mr. Sartaj Aziz, ex-Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor, Beacon House National University and Dr. Iqbal Zaidi, Professor of Economics, Princeton University, USA, will present their papers at the conference.
Ex-Governor SBP, Dr. Ishrat Husain would discuss Financial Sector Regulation in Pakistan – The Way Forward while former Governor SBP, Dr. Shamshad Akhtar would share her thoughts on the Role of Central Banks in post-Crisis. Dr. Muhammad Yaqub’s (Ex-Governor of SBP) newest work will provide insights on 2008 crisis from a fresh perspective. Similarly, ex-Deputy Chairman Planning Commission, Dr. Hafiz A. Pasha would share his views on the Role of post-Crisis Fiscal Policy while former Finance Minister, Mr. Sartaj Aziz would highlight the Obstacles and the Strategies Needed for Revival of Pakistan’s Economy.From academics, Dr. Rashid Amjad, Vice Chancellor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad would deliver his lecture on Breaking out of Stabilization to Sustained Economic Growth in Pakistan. Dr. Abid Burki, a professor from LUMS, would share his views on Rethinking Economic Policy in Pakistan – an Agenda for Reforms, and Dr. Atif Mian, a professor, University of California, Berkeley would share his research work on Macro Policy and Data – Lessons from the Great Recession.Similarly, ex-senior officials from the International Monetary Fund, Dr. Zubair Iqbal would deliver his lecture on Mounting Economic Policy Challenges in the post-Flood Pakistan – Lessons from Country Experiences while Dr. Iqbal Zaidi would share his thoughts on Rethinking the Monetary Policy Framework of the State Bank of Pakistan – Sananews