PIDE Focus Vol. 1, No. 1, April-May 2006
1. New Director
On 14th April 2006, Dr Nadeem Ul Haque took charge of the Institute as Director, PIDE. Dr Haque comes to PIDE following a strong Economics career and wide-ranging operational experience of 22 years at the IMF.
He holds the PhD and Master’s degrees in Economics from the University of Chicago, and a BSc (Econ.) from the London School of Economics. His areas of interest include economic analysis and policy development, central banking, monetary policy, public sector reform, and restructuring. His published research includes topics such as governance, corruption, international trade, macroeconomic policies, agriculture taxation, environment, poverty, labour and manpower, income distribution, exchange rates, industrial economics, human resource development, privatisation, fiscal and monetary policies, child labour, inflation, and structural adjustments.
Just prior to his appointment as Director, PIDE, he served as Adviser to the Ministry of Commerce, Government of Pakistan. He also leads now the PakistanSociety of Development Economists, as its President. He has been a visiting professor at Williams College, Massachusetts, USA. A skilled public speaker, he enjoys academic interaction and debate.