The Implications of an Export Tax on Sectoral Growth: A Case in Pakistan
AbstractThe implications of and export tax on sectoral economic growth in the cotton and yarn sectors in Pakistan are examined. Pakistan utilized an export tax on raw cotton fiber from 1988-1995 in order to lower input cost to domestic yarn spinners. The growth effects are simulated based on the results of a structural econometric model. Simulation results show that the export tax had a significant adverse impact on growth in the raw fiber sector. The lower input cost as a result of the tax, however, did not appear to stimulate growth in the yarn sector over what would have occurred without the policy.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Texas Tech University, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics in its series Cotton Economics Research Institute CER Series with number 53164.
Date of creation: 1998
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- Hudson, Darren & Ethridge, Don E., 1998. "The Implications Of An Export Tax On Sectoral Growth: A Case In Pakistan," 1998 Annual meeting, August 2-5, Salt Lake City, UT 20986, American Agricultural Economics Association (New Name 2008: Agricultural and Applied Economics Association).
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- Joelle Latina & Roberta Piermartini & Michele Ruta, 2011. "Natural resources and non-cooperative trade policy," International Economics and Economic Policy, Springer, vol. 8(2), pages 177-196, June.
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