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Why Pakistan Must Break-into the Knowledge Economy

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  • Rashid Amjad

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The author emphasizes in this paper that this was the moment in Pakistan’s economic trajectory for it to learn to leap frog technologically from a labor intensive economy, by passing the intermediate stages of resource based and scale based activities, to a knowledge based economy. A knowledge based economy is one that bases its growth not on increasing capital or land or labor inputs, but on knowledge. The transition required is considerable, the author points out.

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  • Rashid Amjad, 2006. "Why Pakistan Must Break-into the Knowledge Economy," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 11(Special E), pages 75-87, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:lje:journl:v:11:y:2006:i:sp:p:75-87
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    1. Romer, Paul M, 1990. "Endogenous Technological Change," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 98(5), pages 71-102, October.
    2. Rashid Amjad, 2005. "Skills and Competitiveness: Can Pakistan Break Out of the Low-Level Skills Trap?," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 44(4), pages 387-409.
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    1. Akbar Noman, 2015. "The Return of Industrial Policy and Revival of Pakistan’s Economy: Possibilities of Learning, Industrial and Technology Policies," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 20(Special E), pages 31-58, September.
    2. Aristovnik, Aleksander, 2012. "The impact of ICT on educational performance and its efficiency in selected EU and OECD countries: a non-parametric analysis," MPRA Paper 39805, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Aristovnik, Aleksander, 2014. "Development of the information society and its impact on the education sector in the EU: Efficiency at the regional (NUTS 2) level," MPRA Paper 56455, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Muhammad Abdul Majid Makki & Suleman Aziz Lodhi, 2008. "Impact of Intellectual Capital Efficiency on Profitability (A Case Study of LSE25 Companies)," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 13(2), pages 81-98, Jul-Dec.

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    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid

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