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Price and Income Elasticities of Consumer Goods Imports of Pakistan

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  • KHWAJA SARMAD

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

  • RIAZ MAHMOOD

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

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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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