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Does External Debt Causes Economic Growth: A Case Study of Pakistan

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  • Mohsin Nawaz

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    (M.Phil student, Applied Economics Research Centre University of Karachi, Karachi)

  • Maria Qureshi

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    (M.Phil student, Applied Economics Research Centre University of Karachi, Karachi)

  • Naveed Wahid Awan

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    (PAF KIET Karachi)

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    Abstract

    This study attempts to examine the long run and short run dynamics of external debt and economic growth in Pakistan. For this purpose, we employed the Johansen cointegration test and Granger causality test. The empirical analysis cover the study span from 1980 to 2010, shows the evidence of long run relationship between external debt and economic growth. In the short run, there is bidirectional causality exist between external debt and economic growth

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    Article provided by Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest in its journal Romanian Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 15 (2012)
    Issue (Month): 43 (March)
    Pages: 131-144

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    Handle: RePEc:rej:journl:v:15:y:2012:i:43:p:131-144

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    Keywords: External debt; Economic growth; Johansen Cointegration; Granger Causality; Impulse response functions;

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