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Saving-investment Behaviour in Pakistan: An Empirical Investigation

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  • Shahbaz Nasir

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Islamabad.)

  • Mahmood Khalid

    (State Bank of Pakistan, Islamabad.)

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This paper explores the saving-investment behaviour in Pakistan by identifying their patterns over time and across selected Asian countries. Further potential determinants were empirically tested, based on theoretical foundations of modelling for saving and investment behaviour. Savings in Pakistan for our sample period showed a positive response to GDP growth and government current expenditure while it remained insensitive to interest rates. On the other side, domestic savings and short-run expected returns positively affected investment whereas uncertainty reduced investment.

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

Volume (Year): 43 (2004)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 665-682

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Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:43:y:2004:i:4:p:665-682

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  1. Ismail, Aisha & Rashid, Kashif, 2013. "Determinants of household saving: Cointegrated evidence from Pakistan (1975–2011)," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 32(C), pages 524-531.
  2. Matthew McCartney, 2011. "Pakistan, Growth, Dependency, and Crisis," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 16(Special E), pages 71-94, September.
  3. Shaikh, Salman, 2012. "Consumption & Savings Behavior in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 42496, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Shaikh, Salman, 2013. "Micro Foundations of Savings Behavior in Urban Pakistan," MPRA Paper 53805, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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