Dr Faisal Bari is an economist with over twenty years of research/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. He is currently also serving as the Interim Dean for the School of Education at LUMS. He is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS). Dr Bari was also Executive Director for Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Centre (2004–2006), and Visiting Assistant Professor of Economics at Yale University, New Haven (2000–2001). Dr Bari has also consulted with Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, DFID, CIDA, SDC, and UNDP. A former Rhodes Scholar, Dr Bari has a BA (honours) from Oxford, and a doctorate from McGill University. His research has been published in numerous journals/books. He is a regular columnist for the daily Dawn, Pakistan.