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The Impact of FDI on Economic Growth under Foreign Trade Regimes: A Case Study of Pakistan

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  • Zeshan Atique

    (University of Karachi, Karachi.)

  • Mohsin Hasnain Ahmad

    (University of Karachi, Karachi.)

  • Usman Azhar

    (Balochistan University of Information Technology and Management Sciences, Quetta.)

Abstract

FDI has been one of the defining features of the world economy over the past two decades. It has grown at an unprecedented pace for more than a decade. Liberalisation of the foreign trade regime is an integral part of growth of FDI. This paper investigates the trade policy regime followed by Pakistan that has influenced significantly both the amount of inward FDI received and economic growth. Our findings maintain that the Bhagwati Hypothesis Emphasis on both export promotion policy and inward FDI on the part of the government can get the desired result of economic growth.

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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: 707-718

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Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:43:y:2004:i:4:p:707-718

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Keywords: Foreign Investment; Economic Growth; Trade; Pakistan;

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  1. Samina Khalil & Iftikhar Hussain, 2013. "Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Exports: A Growth Nexus Revisited," International Journal of Asian Social Science, Asian Economic and Social Society, vol. 3(10), pages 2170-2182, October.
  2. Abdul, waheed & Syed tehseen, jawaid, 2010. "Inward foreign direct investment and aggregate imports: time series evidence from Pakistan," MPRA Paper 31270, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. 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.

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