Dr. Shahida Wizarat, Dean CESD, is a Director Research, Chief Editor PBR, HOD Economics, an independent economist and has been involved in research, teaching and administration. Her areas of interest are industrial economics focusing on industrial productivity, its determinants; concentration and profitability; development economic issues; economic policies; debt and its management. She is the author of forty five research papers and articles published in journals of international repute in Pakistan and abroad. She has organized, attended and read papers at several international and national conferences. She earned an MA in Economics from Vanderbilt University, USA and her PhD in Economics from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. She has served as the Editor of the Pakistan Journal of Applied Economics and Director of the Applied Economics Research Center, University of Karachi. She has also served on the Board Directors of the Karachi Stock Exchange. She is also on advisory boards and research councils of several organizations and universities.