LUMS alumnus appointed Stanford University faculty member | Pakistan

An alumnus of Lahore University of Management Sciences Dr Saad Gulzar has been appointed as Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, according to LUMS official website.

Gulzar, who graduated from LUMS in 2008 with a major in economics, earned his PhD from New York University in 2017. He has also studied at Columbia University and the National University of Singapore.

Gulzar’s areas of interests are 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,” he writes on his official website.

According to Standford University’s website, Gulzar uses field experiments and data from government programmes to study the determinants of politician and bureaucratic effort toward citizen welfare.

Moreover, his work has been published in American Political Science Review.

“I am a junior fellow at the Association for Analytical Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies, a research fellow in political economy at the Center for Economic Research in Pakistan, and an affiliate of the Consortium for Development Policy Research,” Gulzar writes in his biography. 

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