Determinants of Private Investment in Pakistan

Author/Editor:

Khaled Sakr

Publication Date:

March 1, 1993

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Summary:

This paper investigates the determinants of private investment in Pakistan with special emphasis on the impact of government investment. Using annual data for the period 1973/74-1991/92, it is estimated that private investment was positively correlated to GDP growth, to credit extended to the private sector, and to government investment. When government investment is disaggregated into Its infrastructural and noninfrastructural components, the latter is found to be negatively correlated with private investment.

Series:

Working Paper No. 93/30

English

Publication Date:

March 1, 1993

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451844863/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0301993

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

34

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