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Measuring the Impact of Industrialization and Financial Development on Water Resources: A Case Study of Pakistan

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  • Khalid ZAMAN

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    (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad campus, Pakistan)

  • Muhammad Mushtaq KHAN

    (COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Abbottabad campus, Pakistan)

  • Mehboob AHMAD

    (Foundation University, New Lalazar, Rawalpindi Cantt, Pakistan)

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    Abstract

    The objective of the study examines the impact of industrialization and financial development on water resources, in the specific context of Pakistan. Data set from 1975-2009 are taken for time series analysis. The result reveals that economic growth positively linked with the water resource, as water plays a pivotal role in the economic development of a country. Thus limiting this resource would affect the process of economic growth. Industrial processes have a negative environmental impact which causing water pollution. Financial development has an indirect effect on water consumption, as it shows that private firms finds more funding opportunities in a country, therefore, avoid dirty industry game.

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    Article provided by Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania in its journal ECONOMIA seria MANAGEMENT / ECONOMY - MANAGEMENT series.

    Volume (Year): 14 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 1 (June)
    Pages: 222-235

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    Handle: RePEc:rom:econmn:v:14:y:2011:i:1:p:222-235

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    Keywords: Economics growth; financial development; industrialization; water resource; cointegration; bonds test; Pakistan.;

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    1. Tamazian, Artur & Chousa, Juan PiƱeiro & Vadlamannati, Krishna Chaitanya, 2009. "Does higher economic and financial development lead to environmental degradation: Evidence from BRIC countries," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 37(1), pages 246-253, January.
    2. Alam, Shaista & Fatima, Ambreen & Butt, Muhammad S., 2007. "Sustainable development in Pakistan in the context of energy consumption demand and environmental degradation," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 18(5), pages 825-837, October.
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