Ali Cheema

Vice Chancellor, Lahore University of Management Sciences

Ali Cheema is the Vice Chancellor of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). He is also a senior research fellow at the Institute of Development and Economic Alternatives (IDEAS) and a fellow at the Centre of Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP). He works on the political economy of governance, and development and gender. His recent research combines experimental methods with qualitative analysis to study how political and wealth inequality shape representation, fiscal equity and development; the determinants of citizen trust; and the role of gender norms and violence as barriers to women’s political and civic participation. Ali’s recent work has appeared in the Journal of Political Economy, the American Political Science Review, Science and PS: Political Science and Politics.

Dr. Cheema holds a BA (Honors) degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford, and a BA in Mathematics and Statistics from Government College, Lahore. He received his MPhil in Economics and Politics of Development, and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cambridge.

Recent work by Ali Cheema