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Dr. Rashid Amjad is Professor of Economics and Director of Graduate Institute of Development Studies (GIDS) and Centre on International Migration, Remittances and Diaspora (CIMRAD), Lahore School of Economics. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of Lahore School of Economics.

He has served as the Vice Chancellor of the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) from 2007-2012. During this time he held additional charge as Chief Economist and member Planning Commission of Pakistan. Dr. Amjad did his PhD and B.A (Hons) in economics from Cambridge University UK. He has held important positions including Former Director, Policy Planning at the International Labour Organization (ILO) Geneva and Director, South East Asia and Pacific Manila, Member National Manpower Commission and Panel of Economists to frame Fifth Five Year Plan. He has written extensively on Pakistan’s economy, labour issues, and remittances and has a number of books to his name. He recently edited “The Pakistani Diaspora: Corridors of Opportunity and Uncertainty” and “Pakistan: Moving the Economy Forward” co-edited with Dr. Shahid Javed Burki.