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Price and Income Elasticities of Consumer Goods Imports of Pakistan

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  • KHWAJA SARMAD

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

  • RIAZ MAHMOOD

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

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    Abstract

    Estimation of disaggregated import elasticities for developing countries presents a formidable data-handling problem. The available studies on the subject are concerned mostly with the estimation of income and price elasticities of imports at a disaggregated level corresponding to the one-digit level of the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), see, e.g., Khan [I], Melo and Vogt [4], Nguyen and Bhuyan [5]. Consequently, they apply a common elasticity estimate to all commodity sub-groups.

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    Article provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its journal The Pakistan Development Review.

    Volume (Year): 24 (1985)
    Issue (Month): 3-4 ()
    Pages: 453-462

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    Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:24:y:1985:i:3-4:p:453-462

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    1. Melo, Oscar & Vogt, Michael G., 1984. "Determinants of the demand for imports of Venezuela," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 351-358, April.
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