Dr. Saad Gulzar, a graduate of LUMS BSc Economics 2008 has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.
Dr. Gulzar earned his PhD from New York University in 2017 and has previously studied at Columbia University and the National University of Singapore.
He uses field experiments and data from government programmes to study the determinants of politician and bureaucratic efforts toward citizen welfare. His research interests lie in the political economy of development and comparative politics, with a regional focus on South Asia. “I explore the determinants of politician and bureaucratic effort toward citizen welfare,” said Dr. Gulzar.
His work has been published in the American Political Science Review. His work has been supported by grants from the International Growth Center, the Jameel Abdul Latif Poverty Action Lab's Governance Initiative, the World Bank, and the American Institute of Pakistan Studies.
Dr. Gulzar is also a junior fellow at the Association for Analytical Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies, a research fellow in political economy at the Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan, and an affiliate of the Consortium for Development Policy Research.