An Empirical "Dependent Economy" Model for Pakistan

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

October 1, 1991

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Summary:

While the “dependent economy” approach has been used extensively in theoretical work on developing countries, there is very little empirical analysis of it available in the literature. This paper specifies a dependent economy model which incorporates several developing-country features, including an explicit role for public investment and legal interest rate ceilings. The model is estimated for Pakistan and is used to analyze the country’s recent high growth-low inflation experience. In particular, the contribution that external inflows, in the form of workers’ remittances and concessional lending, may have made in generating this outcome is assessed.

Series:

Working Paper No. 91/102

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 1, 1991

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451852554/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA1021991

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

32

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