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.

News & Events

CREB Working Paper No.01-22
Measuring Mother’s Empowerment Through Culture of Son Preference in Pakistan
Aimal Tanvir and Rabia Arif
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CREB Working Paper No.04-21
Determining the Extent of Gender Discrimination in Education Sector: A case of Pakistan
Rabia Arif and Maham Khalid
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Shaheen Naseer (Senior Research fellow at CREB) will be presenting her papers in the Full Panel at American Political Science Association (APSA) Annual Meeting 2021, 29thSeptember- 4th October 2021 at here

CREB Working Paper No.03-21
Impact of Temporary External Migration & Remittances on Child Health Outcomes in Punjab, Pakistan.
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CREB Working Paper No.02-21
Breaking Intergenerational Violence: The Role of Government Policy.
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CREB Working Paper No.01-21
The Role of Non-Cognitive Skills in Improving Academic Performance: Evidence from a field experiment in Pakistan.
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We are happy to announce Shaheen Naseer’s paper entitled " Religion and Tradition in Conflict. Experimentally Testing the Power of Social Norms to Invalidate Religious Law" (with Engel, Christoph and Heine, Klaus) has been published as Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods Discussion Paper, No. 2021/13.
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We are happy to share that Farah Said's paper called, "Intrahousehold Consumption Allocation and Demand for Agency: A Triple Experimental Investigation" has been accepted for publication in the American Economic Journal: Applied Economics. This is joint work with Uzma, Giovanna and Marcel. The current version of the paper is available on her personal website ( and an older version is available as an NBER working paper ( Soon its final version will be available at American Economic Journal: Applied Economics website.

We are happy to announce that Farah Said’s paper has been accepted for publication in Economic Development and Cultural Change (EDCC). Home-based Enterprises: Experimental Evidence on Female Preferences from Pakistan, Farah Said, Mahreen Mahmud. Giovanna d'Adda and Azam Chaudhry.
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"This is to inform that the IRB amendment to resume fieldwork has been approved by RERC. Please contact
Zenab at if approval to resume fieldwork for your project is required"

Non-cognitive skills, psychological well-being and learning outcomes among college students.
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Home-bias among Female Entrepreneurs: Experimental Evidence on Preferences from Pakistan.
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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.


At CREB we place great emphasis on building research networks and linkages with researchers within and outside the country, to bring people together with the right set of skills to help achieve these goals. CREB hosts visiting international scholars undertaking research on Pakistan and facilitates and coordinates research  by the faculty at the Lahore School.

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.