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Does corruption impede economic growth in Pakistan?


  • Farooq, Abdul
  • Shahbaz, Muhammad
  • Arouri, Mohamed
  • Teulon, Frédéric


The present study reinvestigates the impact of corruption on economic growth by incorporating financial development and trade openness in growth model in case of Pakistan. We have used time series data over the period of 1987–2009. We have applied structural break unit root test to test the integrating order of the variables. The structural break cointegration has also been applied to examine the long run relationship between the variables.

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  • Farooq, Abdul & Shahbaz, Muhammad & Arouri, Mohamed & Teulon, Frédéric, 2013. "Does corruption impede economic growth in Pakistan?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 622-633.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecmode:v:35:y:2013:i:c:p:622-633 DOI: 10.1016/j.econmod.2013.08.019

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