About

Dr. Faisal BariI think, write and work for stimulating debate in areas of economics, philosophy, governance, education, and policy formulation to question the status quo and effect a healthy change.

Currently working with Open Society Foundations (OSF), New York, as a senior advisor on Pakistan and lead education economist for South Asia, I have worked as an economist in Pakistan for more than two decades.

I have been associated with Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore, Pakistan, since 1991, with Game Theory and Industrial Organisation as my areas of specialisation. I have served as Head of the Economics Department and am currently on leave from LUMS.

I am a visiting Research Fellow at Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Center where I was Executive Director from 2004-2006, working on and supervising annual Pakistan human development reports.

I am a Non-resident Research Fellow at Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS), a new policy institute being set up in Pakistan.

I was a student at St. Anthony’s High School, Aitchison College and Government College in Lahore, Pakistan, before going to University College, Oxford (Rhodes Scholar 1988-91) to study for PPE, and then to McGill University for doctoral studies. I have also taught at Yale University, New Haven, for a year (2000-2001).

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