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Macro Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Pakistan

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  • Khan, Safdar Ullah Khan

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By utilizing the conventional growth accounting framework, this study first estimates the Total Factor Productivity (TFP) in Pakistan and then establishes its macro determinants. Covering the sample from 1960 to 2003, the results confirm that macroeconomic stability, foreign direct investment, and financial sector development play an important role in the increase of TFP. Interestingly, education expenditures turn out to be insignificant.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 8693.

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Date of creation: 06 Aug 2005
Date of revision: 10 Sep 2005
Publication status: Published in SBP Research Bulletin 2.2(2006): pp. 383-401
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:8693

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Keywords: Growth Accounting; Total Factor Productivity; Macro Determinants; Pakistan;

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  1. World Bank, 2013. "Pakistan : Finding the Path to Job-Enhancing Growth," World Bank Other Operational Studies 15979, The World Bank.
  2. Akanbi, Olusegun A. & Du Toit, Charlotte B., 2011. "Macro-econometric modelling for the Nigerian economy: A growth-poverty gap analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 28(1-2), pages 335-350, January.
  3. Ahmed, Qazi Masood & Hyder, Kalim, 2007. "Determinants of Total Factor Productivity in Pakistan," MPRA Paper 16253, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jun 2007.
  4. Jalil, Abdul & Feridun, Mete & Ma, Ying, 2010. "Finance-growth nexus in China revisited: New evidence from principal components and ARDL bounds tests," International Review of Economics & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 19(2), pages 189-195, April.
  5. Sarath Delpachitra & Pham Van Dai, 2012. "The Determinants of TFP Growth in Middle Income Economies in ASEAN: Implication of Financial Crises," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business, and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 11(1), pages 63-88, June.

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