Azam Amjad Chaudhry is the Dean of the Faculty of Economics at the Lahore School of Economics. Before his time at the Lahore School of Economics, he worked as an economist at the World Bank and taught at Brown University and Boston University. He completed his PhD at Brown University and his dissertation focused on the role of institutions in cross-country economic growth and development.
Dr. Chaudhry’s current research looks at the impact of innovation and technology adoption on firm-level worker productivity and the role of industrial policy in economic growth. He has also worked on understanding how behavior responses and social networks impact outcomes in developmental programs.
His research has been published in academic journals like the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the World Bank Economic Review, World Development and Research Policy. He has also written extensively in non-academic outlets. His research has been supported by grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund (UK), the International Growth Center (DFID/UK), Private Enterprise Development in Low Income Countries (PEDL/UK), the British Academy (UK), the Open Society Institute and the Lahore School of Economics.