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Trade, Financial and Growth Nexus in Pakistan

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  • Muhammad Arshad Khan

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad. Pakistan.)

  • Muhammad Abdul Qayyum

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad. Pakistan.)

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This paper empirically investigates the impact of trade and financial liberalization on economic growth in Pakistan using annual observations over the period 1961-2005. The analysis is based on the bound testing approach of cointegration advanced by Pesaran et al (2001). The empirical findings suggest that both trade and financial liberalization policies play an important role in enhancing economic growth in Pakistan in the long-run. However, the short-run responses of real deposit rate and trade policy variables are very low, suggesting further acceleration of reform process. The feedback coefficient suggests a very slow rate of adjustment towards long-run equilibrium. The estimated equation remains stable over the period of study as indicated by CUSUM and CUSUMQ stability tests.

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Article provided by Colexio de Economistas de A Coruña, Spain and Fundación Una Galicia Moderna in its journal Economic Analysis Working Papers (2002-2010). Atlantic Review of Economics (2011-2013).

Volume (Year): 6 (2007)
Issue (Month): (December)
Pages: 1-24

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  1. Qayyum, Abdul, 2008. "Does Monetary Policy Play Effective Role in Controlling Inflation in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 13080, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Alia, Didier & Chassem Tchatchum, Nacisse Palissy, 2009. "Commerce, finance et croissance économique au Cameroun
    [Commerce, finance and economics growth in Cameroun]
    ," MPRA Paper 17737, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Shahbaz, Muhammad & Ur Rehman, Ijaz, 2013. "Multivariate–Based Granger Causality between Financial Deepening and Poverty: The Case of Pakistan," MPRA Paper 50834, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 20 Oct 2013.
  4. Zaman, Khalid & Izhar, Zeeshan & Khan, Muhammad Mushtaq & Ahmad, Mehboob, 2012. "The relationship between financial indicators and human development in Pakistan," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(5), pages 1515-1523.
  5. Rashid Amjad Chaudhry & Musleh ud Din & Abdul Qayyum, 2011. "Pakistan: Breaking Out of Stagflation into Sustained Growth," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 16(Special E), pages 13-30, September.

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