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The Cost of Unserved Energy: Evidence from Selected Industrial Cities of Pakistan

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  • Rehana Siddiqui
  • Hafiz Hanzla Jalil
  • Muhammad Nasir
  • Wasim Shahid Malik

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This study is an attempt to explore the cost of unserved energy due to power outages in Pakistan that started in 2007. The study is based on a survey conducted for four major industrial cities of Punjab—Gujrat, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, and Sialkot. In addition to quantification of output losses, the effect on employment, cost of production, and delay in supply orders are also examined. The output loss is quantified using two-dimensional analyses, controlling for variations in the duration of outages and in the shift hours. [PIDE Working Papers 2011: 75]. URL:[http://www.pide.org.pk/pdf/Working%20Paper/WorkingPaper-75.pdf]

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Keywords: Pakistan; Energy Crises; Output Loss; Pakistan; two-dimensional analyses; Gujrat; Faisalabad; Gujranwala; and Sialkot; production cost; firms; energy shortage; supply orders; cities; energy shortage;

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  1. Muhammad Nasir & Wasim Shahid Malik, 2011. "The Contemporaneous Correlation of Structural Shocks and Inflation— Output Variability in Pakistan," PIDE-Working Papers 2011:70, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
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Cited by:
  1. Shaikh, Salman, 2013. "Global Competitiveness: Challenges & Solutions for Pakistan," MPRA Paper 53796, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Kamal A. Munir & Salman Khalid, 2012. "Pakistan’s Power Crisis: How Did We Get Here?," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 17(Special E), pages 73-82, September.
  3. Shaikh, Salman, 2014. "Tax Increment Financing in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 53801, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Afia Malik, 2012. "Power Crisis in Pakistan: A Crisis in Governance?," PIDE Monograph Series 2012:4, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
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