Dr Faisal Bari

Member, Judging Panel, Yidan Prize for Education Research;

Chairman, Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS)

Dr Faisal Bari is an economist with over twenty years of research and teaching experience in the areas of economics of education, social protection, industrial organization, and economic development. He is an associate professor of economics and education (joint appointment) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Lahore, Pakistan, where his areas of teaching and research relate to the economics of education, inclusive education, philosophy of education, microeconomics, game theory and industrial organization.  


He is the Dean for the School of Education at LUMS (2020-present). He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). Prior to this, he was CEO for IDEAS (2015-2020), Executive Director for Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre (2004-2006), and visiting Assistant Professor of economics at Yale University, New Haven (2000-2001).


Faisal has also consulted with Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, Department for International Development (DFID), Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Swiss Development Corporation (SDC), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


A former Rhodes Scholar (Pakistan, 1988), Faisal has a BA (hons) from Oxford, and a doctorate from McGill University. His research has been published in numerous journals/books. He is a regular columnist for dawn.com, Pakistan.