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Dr. Akmal Hussain
Founding Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences
M.A. degree from Cambridge University
Ph.D. in Economics from Sussex University
RESEARCH INTERESTS

My ongoing and planned research are broadly in the fields of inclusive and sustainable development, institutions and development, consciousness and human development and the nature of terrorism in Pakistan. The specific topics of this ongoing/planned research are as follows:

  • Inclusive and Sustainable Development (Report for the UNDP/Government of Pakistan currently under preparation).
  • Institutional Instability in Pakistan (Book currently being written)
  • Consciousness and the Development of the Human Potential (Current Research)
  • Ideology, Education and Extremism in Pakistan (To be researched with Dr. Yaqub Bangash and Mr. Luqman Saeed. Have applied for a Research Grant)

biography

Dr. Akmal Hussain has a B.A. honours and M.A. degrees from the University of Cambridge and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Sussex. He is currently Distinguished Professor and Dean, School of Social Sciences, Information Technology University, Lahore, and Co-chair, South Asia Centre for Policy Studies. He has contributed papers as a panelist at conferences across the world, including Harvard University, Society for International Development, Rome and the UNDP. He has also done research for the World Bank and the ILO. He has advised governments in Pakistan on economic policy at the highest level as an independent economist during the period 1989 to 2001 and later in 2010-11. He has also contributed to policy discussions at Wilton Park UK and at consultative forums organized by the governments of the Netherlands and Japan respectively. More recently he has contributed to the international deliberations organized by the UNDP in Bonn, on sustainable development goals, which contributed to the drafting of the SDGs document. He helped build organizations aimed at poverty alleviation and development at the village, district, national and regional levels. He was principal author of the UNDP Pakistan National Human Development Report 2003 and has authored/co-authored 41 other books on Development.

  1. Akmal Hussain, A Perspective on Peace and Economic Cooperation in South Asia, chapter in, Sadiq Ahmed, Saman Kelegama, Ejaz Ghani (ed.), Promoting Economic Cooperation in South Asia: Beyond SAFTA, The World Bank and SAGE Publications, New Delhi, 2010.
  2. Akmal Hussain, The Challenges and Drivers of Regionalism in South Asia: The India Pakistan Peace Process, chapter in, Rafiq Dossani, Daniel Sneider, Vikram Sood (ed.), Does South Asia Exist?: Prospects of Regional Integration, Stanford University, Shorenstein APARC, August 2010.
  3. Akmal Hussain, Economy, Green Revolution, Agrarian Structure and Land Reforms, Entries contributed to: Ayesha Jalal (ed), The Oxford Companion to Pakistani History, Oxford University Press, Karachi, 2012.
  4. Akmal Hussain, Meeting the Challenge of Demographic Change through Equitable Development, chapter in, Zeba Sathar, Rabbi Royan, and John Bongaarts (ed), Capturing the Demographic Dividend in Pakistan, Population Council, Wiley and Blackwell, New York, 2013.
  5. Akmal Hussain, Institutions, Economic Growth and Participatory Development, chapter in Shahid Javed Burki and Rashid Amjad (ed), Pakistan: Moving the Economy Forward, Lahore School of Economics, Lahore, 2013.
  6. Akmal Hussain, Achieving Rapid Poverty Reduction through Inclusive Growth, paper contributed to Pakistan’s 11th Five Year Plan, Planning Commission, Government of Pakistan, Islamabad, 19 November 2013.
  7. Akmal Hussain, Economic Integration to Survive and Prosper Together: A Perspective from Pakistan, paper contributed to the Conference on South Asia Economic Integration: A Strategic and Economic Appraisal, organized by the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, 10-12 June 2013. (To be published in the forthcoming collection of conference papers, RCSS).
  8. Akmal Hussain, The Planet in Peril and A Civilization in Crisis: Reviving a Sense of the Sacred, paper contributed to: Charles Ramsey and Dr. Amineh Ahmed Hoti (ed.), The ‘Other’ Gift: Pakistan, Diversity and the Quest for Peace, Forman Christian College University, Lahore. (Forthcoming).
  9. Akmal Hussain and Muchkund Dubey (ed), Democracy, Sustainable Development and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia. Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2014.
  10. Akmal Hussain with Muchkund Dubey, Contemporary Challenges and Civilizational Wellsprings, chapter in, Akmal Hussain and Muchkund Dubey (ed), Democracy, Sustainable Development and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia. Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2014.
  11. Akmal Hussain, Strengthening Democracy through Inclusive Growth, chapter in, Akmal Hussain and Muchkund Dubey (ed), Democracy, Sustainable Development and Peace: New Perspectives on South Asia. Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2014.
  12. Akmal Hussain, A Perspective on Pakistan-India Relations: Power Dynamics, Democracy and Development, chapter in, Mallika Joseph and Happymon Jacob (ed), India’s Economic Growth: Opportunities and Challenges for the Region, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS), Colombo, 2014.
  13. Akmal Hussain, The Eternal In the Ephemeral, Photographs by Akmal Hussain, Topical Printers, Lahore, 2014.
  14. Akmal Hussain, Achieving Rapid Poverty Reduction through Inclusive Growth, chapter contributed to the Annual Report 2014 on the State of the Economy, Institute of Public Policy, Lahore.
  15. Akmal Hussain, South Asian Cooperation: Towards a Humane World, Published in the Volume: SAARC After 30 Years: Society, Culture and Development, IIC Quarterly Journal, Winter 2014 - Spring 2015, Volume 41, Nos. 3&4, India International Centre, New Delhi, 2015.
  16. Akmal Hussain, The Planet in Peril and a Civilization in Crisis: Reviving a Sense of the Sacred, chapter in, The Sacredness of Creation: Spiritual Responsibility of Muslims and Christians to Care for Our Common Home – Planet Earth, Christian W. Troll and Liam O’Callaghan (ed.), Multimedia Affairs, Lahore, 2015.
  17. Akmal Hussain, Fulfilling the Pakistan Vision of Quaid-i-Azam, The Pakistan Development Review (PDR), Papers and Proceedings, Parts I and II, Volume 54, Number 4, Winter 2015, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Islamabad.
  18. Akmal Hussain, Sustainable Development, Equity and Violence, Development Advocate Pakistan, Volume 2, Issue 4, December 2015, UNDP, Islamabad, 2015.
  19. Akmal Hussain, Capitalism, Consciousness and Development, chapter in, Ananya Ghosh Dastidar, Rajeev Malhotra and Vivek Suneja (ed), “Development Policy in a Globalized World: Recent Trends, Theories and Lessons”, Routledge, (Forthcoming).
Note: For a list of papers and publications, see the website of Dr. Akmal Hussain ( www.akmalhusian.net )

  1. MARQUIS WHO'S WHO IN THE WORLD 1989, 1990, 1991-92.
  2. MEN OF ACHIEVEMENT 1990-91, AND INTERNATIONAL WHO'S WHO OF INTELLECTUALS 1992, PUBLISHED BY INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL CENTRE, CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND.
  3. AWARD OF APPRECIATION BY THE INSTITUTE OF POLICY STUDIES (IPS) FOR VALUED CONTRIBUTION TO THE 6TH SOUTH ASIA ECONOMIC SUMMIT, 2-4 SEPTEMBER 2013, COLOMBO, SRI LANKA.

  1. Chairman, UNDP Advisory Council on Inclusive and Sustainable Development.
  1. Co-Chair person, South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS).
  1. Senior Fellow, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE)