Episode 78 – Impact of Corruption on Pakistan

Urdu Discussion

In this Urdu episode, Uzair talks to Dr. Ali Hasanain about the types of corruption, how they impact Pakistan’s political economy, and ways in which reform measures can be implemented to address corruption in society.

Dr. Ali Hasanain is an Associate Professor and the Head of the Economics Department at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). Dr. Hasanain’s research focuses primarily on how public service delivery can be improved through reform initiatives, particularly through technological progress and improvements in the media. He also studies how information and communication technologies (ICT) can improve market functioning.

At LUMS, he teaches courses on the economics of the media, corruption, markets, and the law. He is also the Pakistan country coordinator (and one-time participant) of the South Asian Economics Students Meet.

Reading Recommendations:

  • Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion by Harold Holzer
  • Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann
  • The Promise of Power: The Origins of Democracy in India and Autocracy in Pakistan by Maya Tudor