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Determinants of Private Investment in Pakistan


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  • Khaled Sakr
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    This paper investigates the determinants of private investment in Pakistan with special emphasis on the impact of government investment. Using annual data for the period 1973/74-1991/92, it is estimated that private investment was positively correlated to GDP growth, to credit extended to the private sector, and to government investment. When government investment is disaggregated into Its infrastructural and noninfrastructural components, the latter is found to be negatively correlated with private investment.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 93/30.

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    Length: 34
    Date of creation: 01 Mar 1993
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:93/30

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    Keywords: Private investment; public investment; direct investment; cost of capital; foreign investment; investment behavior; external financing; investment functions; private capital; investors; foreign direct investment; foreign capital; fixed capital; market structure; gross fixed capital formation; real interest rates; external borrowing; investment expenditures; monopolistic market; investment incentives; domestic investment; monopolistic market structures; investment decisions; capacity utilization; comparative advantage; financial institutions; investment analysis; tax policy; rate of return; efficiency of capital;


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    Cited by:
    1. Naveed H. Naqvi, 2002. "Crowding-in or Crowding-out? Modelling the Relationship between Public and Private Fixed Capital Formation Using Co-integration Analysis: The Case of Pakistan 1964-2000," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 41(3), pages 255-276.
    2. António Afonso & João Tovar Jalles, 2011. "Linking Investment and Fiscal Policies," Working Papers Department of Economics, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon 2011/16, ISEG - School of Economics and Management, Department of Economics, University of Lisbon.
    3. Stephen S. Everhart & Mariusz A. Sumlinski, 2001. "Trends in Private Investment in Developing Countries : Statistics for 1970-2000 and the Impact on Private Investment of Corruption and the Quality of Public Investment," World Bank Publications, The World Bank, number 13989, August.
    4. Hyder, Kalim & Ahmed, Qazi Masood, 2003. "Why Private Investment In Pakistan Has Collapsed And How It Can Be Restored," MPRA Paper 16251, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 01 Jan 2004.


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