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Brown Bag Research Meeting- 28/ 2014

Jun 12

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

SDPI, 38 Main Embassy Road, G-6/3, Islamabad.

Presenter: Ali Salman
Topic: Larger than Economics: Gary Becker Memorial Lecture
Concept Note:
Described by Milton Friedman as “the greatest social scientist who has lived and worked in the last half-century”, Gary Becker, who has died aged 83, on May 3, 2014, carried out research that traversed at least a dozen different areas of economics, from black markets to racial discrimination, from crime and punishment to human capital. Becker received Nobel Prize in Economics in 1992. His pioneering of rational choice theory – the concept that individuals will pursue the most cost-effective means to achieve their intended outcome – extended the boundaries of economics, and made the discipline relevant to a wide range of human activities,  thus expanding the frontier of Economics to life at large. 
Profile of Presenter:
Ali Salman is the founder and Executive Director of Policy Research Institute of Market Economy (PRIME), a public policy think tank based at Islamabad. He has worked as a consultant-economist for major international development organizations, government entities and non-profits. Ali is author of Discord between Economic Freedom and Social Justice in Islam, Price Controls: Implications for Liberty and Welfare, and ‘Free to Choose: A Review of Education Voucher Scheme’. His research articles have been published in Economic Affairs. Ali writes columns in the Express Tribune, leading English daily. He has master degrees in Economics, Public Policy and Business Administration. Ali is a an adjunct faculty at the Management Sciences Department, Government College University, Lahore; visiting fellow at Institute of Economic Affairs, London and an alumnus of International Academy of Leadership, Germany.