The Institute of Business Administration (IBA) is a premium academic and research institute and is one of the oldest business schools outside North America. It was established in 1955 with initial technical support provided by the world-famous Wharton School of Finance, University of Pennsylvania. Later, the University of Southern California set up various facilities at the institute and several prominent American professors were assigned to the IBA. The course content, the curriculum, the pedagogical tools, and the assessment methods were developed under the guidance of reputed scholars from these two institutions. IBA has zealously guarded the high standards and academic traditions it has inherited from Wharton and USC while adapting and adjusting them with the passage of time

It is our pleasure to disclose that the Center of Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the IBA is conducting the 1st International Conference titled "Economics and Sustainable Development" which will be held in the month of April, 2021. The goal of the conference is to bring creative ideas (both local and global best practices) and evidence-based solutions for the challenges faced at global as well as regional levels. For registration, programme, or other details, please visit CBER conferences website.

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Third Annual International Conference: Challenging Linearity
As we live in an era where the knowledge landscape is rapidly changing and becoming more complex, answering age-old questions about our society, economy, and environment has become more challenging today than ever before. In the wake of this change and challenge, falling back on linear and myopic conclusions is sometimes all too irresistible. A fatigue of imagination that leads to easy answers seems to be prevalent within several disciplines and is sometimes driven by ideological biases. Resultantly, the progress in addressing economic disadvantage, social isolation, and discrimination, psychological distress remains suboptimal often because of linear conceptual frameworks which fail to recognize institutional biases, power imbalances, and historical legacies and their differential impact on individuals and communities. Such realizations reinforce the need to re-examine what we perceive as self-evident, the-only-logical, and the-only-workable solutions. How can we register and process the most important social, technological, economic, institutional, and environmental questions of our time without succumbing too much to linear thinking? Instead of simplifying (and undermining) complexity, how do we equip ourselves to acknowledge, embrace and work with it? In what ways does linearity manifest itself in our lives and our world? Is there a substitute for linear thinking? What are the generative possibilities of non-linearity and what fears do they evoke?
Second Annual International Conference: Development: Discourses and Critiques
The theme for this year recognizes the diversity within Social Sciences and Humanities and the need to be critical of our sources of knowledge. We understand that different perspectives, methodologies and frames of reference create a more nuanced understanding of social change, and we invite scholars from a wide range of disciplines to share their work.
First Annual International Conference: Economics and Sustainable Development
The Center of Business and Economic Research (CBER) and the School for Economic and Social Sciences (SESS) at the IBA Karachi organized a three day conference on 2nd-4th April 2021 with an aim of creating a conversation around sustainable growth. The sub themes of the conference explored several topics including Public Finance, Fiscal Policy, Growth, Population Policy, Labor Policy, Poverty, Inequality, Intergenerational Mobility, Education, Health, Living Conditions, Governance, Industry, Trade, Globalization, Environment, Climate Change, Tourism Policy, Urban Development, Agriculture, Food Security and more.