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An Empirical "Dependent Economy" Model for Pakistan

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While the “dependent economy” approach has been used extensively in theoretical work on developing countries, there is very little empirical analysis of it available in the literature. This paper specifies a dependent economy model which incorporates several developing-country features, including an explicit role for public investment and legal interest rate ceilings. The model is estimated for Pakistan and is used to analyze the country’s recent high growth-low inflation experience. In particular, the contribution that external inflows, in the form of workers’ remittances and concessional lending, may have made in generating this outcome is assessed.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 91/102.

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Length: 32
Date of creation: 01 Oct 1991
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:91/102

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  1. Sajawal Khan & Muhammad Arshad Khan, 2007. "What Determines Private Investment? The Case of Pakistan," Finance Working Papers 22202, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
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