Dr. Abid Aman Burki is a Professor of Economics at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He was also Director of the Centre for Management and Economic Research of LUMS from 2003 to 2010. Dr. Burki received his PhD in Economics from Kansas State University. Prior to his appointment at LUMS, he was on the economics faculty of Quaid-i-Azam University (1985-2002) most recently as Professor and Head of the Economics Department. He has also taught courses at Kansas State University. He serves on several high-level committees and taskforces of the government. He is also a referee for numerous academic journals. His research interests lie in the areas of applied microeconomics; development economics; and production economics. He has authored or co-authored more than 70 articles, book chapters and professional reports. He is the co-author of Draft Industrial Policy 2012 published by the Ministry of Industries, Islamabad; Situation Analysis of Children and Women in Pakistan published by UNICEF in 2012; and Out of School Children in Pakistan: Country Study to be published by UNICEF in 2013. His academic research has appeared in World Development, Applied Economics, Economics Bulletin, Energy Economics, Journal of Economics and Business, Pakistan Development Review and other journals. He has supervised three PhD, 18 MPhil and 28 Master’s theses. In recognition of his services he was conferred the President of Pakistan’s academic distinction award Izaz-i-Fazeelat in 2001.