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Impact of Fiscal Policy on the Economy of Pakistan

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  • Subhani, Muhammad Imtiaz

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This research paper endeavors the relationship and the positive effect between tax rates, inflation rate and the balance of trade in Pakistan by utilizing the economic survey and current scenario of increasing tax rate because of increasing inflation rates and decreasing of balance of trade to represent the economic position of Pakistan. The data by the researcher was all on yearly basis for the above variables and the tax rate was being recorded by the direct and indirect from the period of 1979 to 2009. The research implement regression model to test the effect of tax rates progression on inflation rate rates and another 2-stage least square test of tax rate on balance of trade so in this result, shows that there was a significant impact in these variables. The study concluded on this way that there was no significant association between tax rates on inflation rate in Pakistan. There was the impact of tax rate on balance of trade.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 36172.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Publication status: Published in South Asian Journal of Management Sciences 1.4(2010): pp. 14-22
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:36172

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Keywords: Fiscal Policy; Economy of Pakistan;

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  1. Galí, Jordi & Monacelli, Tommaso, 2005. "Optimal Monetary and Fiscal Policy in a Currency Union," CEPR Discussion Papers 5374, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
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