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Foreign aid-growth nexus in pakistan: role of macroeconomic policies

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  • Muhammad Javid

    () (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Pakistan)

  • Abdul Qayyum

    () (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE), Pakistan)

Abstract

This study examines the effectiveness of aid, focusing on the ongoing debate on the interactive effect of aid and policy on sustainable economic growth. We disaggregate the total aid into bilateral and multilateral aid to examine the separate affect of these forms of aid on economic growth. The empirical analysis is based on the ARDL cointegration approach using the data for the period 1960 to 2008. Empirical findings suggest that foreign aid has no role in economic growth of Pakistan under the period reviewed. Based on the empirical results we find that foreign aid and real GDP has negative relationship while aid-policy interactive term and real GDP growth has positive and significant relationship. The interesting results emerge; when Aid/GDP alone is introduced into the growth equation it has insignificant positive coefficient in the long run and negative and weakly significant coefficient in the short run. Similar results obtained when we disaggregate aid in term bilateral and multilateral component. The results strongly support the view that foreign aid does have positive impact on economic growth in Pakistan conditional on sound macroeconomic policies.

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  • Muhammad Javid & Abdul Qayyum, 2010. "Foreign aid-growth nexus in pakistan: role of macroeconomic policies," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 30(4), pages 1-31.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-10-00685
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    1. Faheem Jehangir Khan, 2016. "The Aid Policy Network in Pakistan: An Actor-Network Analysis," PIDE-Working Papers 2016:140, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
    2. Michael Mitchell Omoruyi Ehizuelen & Meibo Huang, 2016. "Fostering Economic Development: Is External Finance Responsible for the Poor Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa?," Global Economy Journal, De Gruyter, vol. 16(2), pages 313-347, June.
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    4. Mohsin Khan, 2015. "An ascertainment of multi-sectorial programs for trade and aid between Pakistan and South Korea; challenges, opportunities and way forward," Journal of Asian Business Strategy, Asian Economic and Social Society, pages 240-251.
    5. Ali, Wajid & Munir, Kashif, 2016. "Testing Wagner versus Keynesian Hypothesis for Pakistan: The Role of Aggregate and Disaggregate Expenditure," MPRA Paper 74570, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Nasir, Muhammad & Rehman, Faiz Ur & Orakzai, Mejzgaan, 2012. "Exploring the nexus: Foreign aid, war on terror, and conflict in Pakistan," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 1137-1145.
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    Keywords

    economic growth; foreign aid; macroeconomic policies; ARDL; Pakistan;

    JEL classification:

    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
    • F2 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business

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