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Rethinking education

Why slog through the halls of traditional schools when the internet can turbocharge your learning from the comfort of your couch? Is it still relevant to stuff your brain with…

A mission-oriented industrial policy

‘While it is generally true that mainstream economists have responded to industrial policy with knee-jerk hostility since at least the 1970s, things have been changing fast, owing to new academic…

Rethinking trade

Pakistan’s trade policy plays a key role in integrating the country into the global economy through global value chains (GVCs). The analysis of Pakistan’s export dynamics – differentiating between direct…

Pakistan’s regional policy

It is axiomatic that Pakistan’s regional policy should be anchored to ground realities instead of being based on wishful thinking and pious hopes. Historical record, however, reveals that in many…

Towards industrial policy 2.0 -Part – II

The foreign exchange earnings from jute exports which originated from former East Pakistan were pre-empted for allocation to industrialists in what was then West Pakistan. A number of observers have…