CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business
Centre for Research in Economics and Business
The Centre for Research in Economics and Business was established in 2007 to conduct policy oriented research with a rigorous academic perspective on key development issues facing Pakistan. The mission of CREB is to act as a think tank and economic policy discussion forum of the Lahore School of Economics; to undertake research on economic policies and institutions, train researchers to international standards and be recognized as a premier institution for producing quality work in economics and business in Pakistan.

CREB is organising its Twelfth Annual Conference on the Management of the Pakistan Economy which will be held on March 30th – March 31st, 2016 in Lahore, Pakistan. The theme of this year’s conference is “Technology, Entrepreneurship and Productivity Growth – Where Pakistan stands and where it must go”. Read More


An important goal of the centre is to promote public debate on policy issues through conferences, seminars and publications. In this connection, the Centre organizes the Lahore School’s Annual Conference on the Management of Pakistan’s Economy. The proceedings of the Conference are published in a special issue of the Lahore Journal of Economics.


From time to time CREB puts together its CREB Research Newsletter. It has information on current research projects at CREB, as well as of events such as the upcoming Annual Conference of the Lahore School of Economics and International Conferences where CREB staff presented papers. This newsletter also includes a list of recent CREB publications and research carried out by the CREB staff individually. Last but the not least it provides abstracts of recently completed PhD, MPhil and MS theses.

Working Papers

The CREB Working Paper Series was started in 2008 to bring to a wider audience to the research being done at the Centre. The studies eligible for working papers comprise of rigorous analytical and empirical research. Have published 21 papers so far.