I’m an economist at the International Growth Center at the University of Oxford. I work with researchers and government agencies in developing countries to support evidence-based economic policy.

I’m particularly interested in taxation (especially of land), procurement, and public-sector management with a cross-cutting focus on the role of cities in driving economic growth. My work has included supporting reforms in Afghanistan, Uganda, Pakistan, and Zambia.

I also write about Pakistan’s economy with articles published in DawnExpress TribuneThe News, and The Guardian. I have also been quoted by BBC, Al Jazeera, and Financial Times.

I grew up in Rawalpindi before moving to London where I studied at the London School of Economics. I have also worked with ActionAid, Innovations for Poverty Action, Grameen Foundation, and the United Nations.

You can learn more about my work by navigating through this website, which includes a directory of my policy work, written and verbal commentary on Pakistan, and a blog that archives much of my writing.

Follow me on twitter @shahrukhwani for thoughts on economics, Pakistan, poetry, and other stuff I find interesting.

Get in touch

Email me at s.rukh@lse.ac.uk

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