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Determinants of National Saving Rate in Pakistan

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  • Khan, Ashfaque H.

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE))

  • Hasan, Lubna

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE))

  • Malik, Afia

    (Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE))

Abstract

Although Pakistan achieved a respectable rate of economic growth during the last three decades, its performance about saving has been poor. Thus, Pakistan’s saving performance and its overall economic performance appear to be incongruous. This paper identifies some of the important factors that are affecting the national saving rate in Pakistan. Beside per capita income, an increase in real interest rate is likely to increase national saving rate. High dependency ratio and external indebtedness on the other hand reduce national savings rate. Contrary to the findings of Griffin and Eons it is found that, the inflows of foreign capital increase national savings with a lag of one or two years. Furthermore, the positive association between openness of the economy and national saving rate is found in the case of Pakistan.

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  • Khan, Ashfaque H. & Hasan, Lubna & Malik, Afia, 1994. "Determinants of National Saving Rate in Pakistan," Economia Internazionale / International Economics, Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Genova, vol. 47(4), pages 365-382.
  • Handle: RePEc:ris:ecoint:0411
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    1. Chowdhury, Abdur R., 2001. "The Impact of Financial Reform on Private Savings in Bangladesh," WIDER Working Paper Series 078, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
    2. Nicholas Odhiambo, 2010. "Interest rate reforms, financial deepening and economic growth in Tanzania: a dynamic linkage," Journal of Economic Policy Reform, Taylor and Francis Journals, vol. 13(2), pages 201-212.
    3. Iqbal, Zafar & James, Jeffrey & Pyatt, Graham, 2000. "Three-Gap Analysis of Structural Adjustment in Pakistan," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 117-138, January.
    4. Zafar Iqbal & Ghulam Mustafa Zahid, 1998. "Macroeconomic Determinants of Economic Growth in Pakistan," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 37(2), pages 125-148.
    5. Shahbaz Nasir & Mahmood Khalid, 2004. "Saving-investment Behaviour in Pakistan: An Empirical Investigation," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 43(4), pages 665-682.
    6. Nicholas Odhiambo, 2004. "Money and physical capital are complementary in kenya," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 18(1), pages 65-78.
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    8. Baharumshah, Ahmad Zubaidi & Thanoon, Marwan A. & Rashid, Salim, 2003. "Saving dynamics in the Asian countries," Journal of Asian Economics, Elsevier, vol. 13(6), pages 827-845, January.

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