Research Papers

One of the OBOR pilot corridors out of the six corridors is CPEC. The CPEC has been initiated in 2013 and due to its speedy progress, CPEC is now vastly considered as the “flagship” project among the OBOR projects… View more

How to boost Exports through CPEC? Applying Growth Identification and Facilitation Framework (GIFF) to Pakistan
Adnan Khan, Muhammad Ishtiaq, Muhammad Sohail
“Pakistan Development Review” (PDR) and likely to be published in the up-coming volume (June 2018)
Year: 2018
Centre of Excellence CPEC

Pakistan economy is besieged on the export front for decades, which contributes to trade and current account deficits. Although the government has announced several industrialization policies in the past, but no significant change has been observed… View more

Assessing Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Context of Job Creation: A Comparative Analysis for CPEC SEZs in Pakistan
Muhammad Muzammil Zia, Beenash Afzal Malik
Expected to be published in Social Science Journal Y Category Punjab University by Mid 2018.
Year: 2018
Centre of Excellence CPEC

Special economic zones (SEZs) around the world are normally established with the aim of achieving various policy objectives: to attract foreign direct investment (FDI), to generate employment, and to experimental with economic reforms via zone-exclusive trade policies.[i] … View more

Joint Ventures under CPEC and Prospects for Pakistan’ Industry: A Remarkable Yield of One Belt One Road Initiative
Faryal Batool, Ahsan Abbas
Expected to be published in Social Science Journal Y Category Punjab University by Mid 2018.
Year: 2018
Centre of Excellence CPEC

China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is a revolutionary project having remarkable implications for the economy and considered as fate changer of this region. The mega project of CPEC creates regional connectivity among Central and South Asian countries under the one belt one road (OBOR) initiative… View more 

Nine Proposed Priority SEZs under CPEC and SEZ Act; An Approach to Industrial Development
Saira Ali
Expected to be published in “South Asian Journal of Business Studies and Asian Journal of Management Cases” by Mid 2018
Year: 2018
Centre of Excellence CPEC

SEZs are promoted around the globe mainly in less developed countries as a strategy to industrialize and to accelerate the economic growth. The growing number of zones are the evidence of this “second best”1 (Farole, 2010) and cornerstone (UNIDO, 2015) strategy for the country’s economic growth… View more