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The determinants of economic growth in Pakistan: Does stock market development play a major role?

  • M Mafizur Rahman
  • M Salahuddin
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    This paper provides an empirical analysis of the relationship between economic growth and its determinants, with special focus on stock market development in Pakistan. Using data for the period from 1971 to 2006, we employ FMOLS and ARDL bounds-testing for the long run relationship and ECM for the short run dynamics. The findings suggest a positive relationship between efficient stock markets and economic growth, both in short run and long run. Financial instability and inflation have negative effects while human capital, foreign direct investment and stock market liquidity have positive effects on growth. The results are consistent with the theoretical and empirical predictions.

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    Volume (Year): 15 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 2 (September)
    Pages: 69-86

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