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The Department of Economics (Brown Bag Series) is organizing a talk titled "Countering Misinformation on Social Media Through Educational Interventions - Evidence from Urban Pakistan" by Dr. Ayesha Ali. The increasing availability of low-cost mobile Internet access in developing countries has led to the widespread use of social media platforms. Concurrently, the spread of misinformation on such platforms is also on the rise. Through household-level surveys, this research captures the trends in social media usage among low and middle-income users in Pakistan.
The Department of Economics at (MGSHSS) is organizing a talk titled "Voter Preferences and Foreign Aid: Experimental Evidence from Pakistan". Foreign aid is an unearned resource that interrupts the fiscal contract between voters and politicians. Recent literature in political science has attributed the electoral consequences of foreign aid to credit claiming by politicians (Cruz and Schneider 2017) or to the ability of politicians to allocate these funds strategically (Briggs 2012; Jablonski 2014).
The eighth LUMS Young Writers Workshop took place from August 5-9, 2019. Organised and conducted by Bilal Tanweer, Associate Professor at the Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani School of Humanities and Social Sciences, the annual workshop is the only residential creative writing workshop in Pakistan. Established in 2012, the workshop is an immersive learning experience where attendees spend eight-hour sessions reading and writing daily, over five days. Read More
Data Resource Unit (DRU) is an online repository of data resources developed by the Department of Economics at Lahore University of Management Sciences to facilitate academic and policy oriented research on Pakistan. With few exceptions, the data resources at CMER mostly consist of individual and household-level data from Pakistan’s household and labor force surveys, other government surveys, financial and provincial development statistics and LUMS surveys.