Shahrukh Wani is an economist at the International Growth Centre (IGC) based at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford.
In this role, Shahrukh supports evidence-based policy reforms in Africa and South Asia with a focus on public finance and urban governance. His work includes collaborations with policymakers in Afghanistan, Uganda, Pakistan, and Zambia on areas such as land and property taxation, fiscal and administrative decentralisation, and urban infrastructure provision.
Before joining the IGC, Shahrukh conducted economic analyses for ActionAid on Pakistan’s tax system, supported a statistical poverty measurement tool at the Grameen Foundation and the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and helped set up an accelerator program for social enterprises in Islamabad.
Shahrukh also frequently contributes opinion pieces on economic policy to various newspapers and blogs, with a focus on urbanisation in developing countries and public policy in Pakistan. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Dawn, The Conversation, Oxford Government Review, among others. He has also been cited by BBC, Dawn, Arab News, and Gulf News.
Shahrukh was born and raised in Rawalpindi and is a citizen of Pakistan. He resides mainly in London presently. He studied at the University of London and the London School of Economics (LSE).
with Paul Collier (Oxford), Edward Glaeser (Harvard), Tony Venables (Manchester), and Astrid Haas (AfDB)
with Anders Jensen (Harvard), Nick Wilkinson (IGC), Moussa Saab (IGC), Oliver Harman (IGC) and Farria Naeem (IGC)
University of Oxford’s Challenges of Government Conference.
31st October 2019. Moderator.
Government of Punjab and the International Growth Center.
1st September 2019. Co-organizer, Speaker and Moderator.
Federal Board of Revenue, Pakistan.
3rd March 2020. Invited Presentation.
Institute of Business Administration (IBA). Karachi.
5th Oct 2020. Guest Lecture.
February 18th, 2021.
with Astrid Haas. October 22nd, 2020.
August 12th, 2020.
with Paul Collier and Vicky Delbridge. June 23rd, 2020.
with Solly Angel, Patrick Lamson-Hall, and Oliver Harman. July 3rd, 2020.
with Oliver Harman, Freshta Karim, and Shoaib Rahim
with Oliver Harman
with Astrid Haas
Dawn, November 24, 2020.
with Sameen Mohsin. Dawn, September 10, 2020.
with Adeel Malik. Express Tribune. May 8, 2020
Dawn. November 23, 2019.
Dawn. September 26, 2019.
Dawn. October 16, 2018.
Dawn. August 28, 2018.
Dawn. August 21, 2019.
Dawn. July 3rd, 2019.
December, 3rd 2018
The Guardian. June, 27 2017
Dawn News. Television Interview. June, 27 2020
Arab News. Newspaper Interview. Jan, 26 2020
BBC Urdu. Newspaper Interview. Aug, 16 2019
Dawn News. Television Interview. May, 10 2019
Dawn News. Television Interview. May, 13 2019
Dawn. Newspaper Interview. Sep, 9 2018
Indus News. Television Interview. May, 16 2019
Pakistonomy. Video Podcast. Oct 29 2020
Pakistan@100 by World Bank and LUMS.
Thinking South Asia by LSE. Audio. January 2020.