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Price and Income Elasticities of Consumer Goods Imports of Pakistan



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


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


Estimation of disaggregated import elasticities for developing countries presents a formidable data-handling problem. The available studies on the subject are concerned mostly with the estimation of income and price elasticities of imports at a disaggregated level corresponding to the one-digit level of the Standard International Trade Classification (SITC), see, e.g., Khan [I], Melo and Vogt [4], Nguyen and Bhuyan [5]. Consequently, they apply a common elasticity estimate to all commodity sub-groups.

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  • Khwaja Sarmad & Riaz Mahmood, 1985. "Price and Income Elasticities of Consumer Goods Imports of Pakistan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 24(3-4), pages 453-462.
  • Handle: RePEc:pid:journl:v:24:y:1985:i:3-4:p:453-462

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    1. Melo, Oscar & Vogt, Michael G., 1984. "Determinants of the demand for imports of Venezuela," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 14(3), pages 351-358, April.
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    1. Zunia Saif Tirmazee & Resham Naveed, 2014. "Reviewing Pakistan’s Import Demand Function: A Time-Series Analysis, 1970–2010," Lahore Journal of Economics, Department of Economics, The Lahore School of Economics, vol. 19(Special E), pages 371-393, September.

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