The Impact of Exports Diversification on Economic Growth: Evidence from Pakistan
Sonia Liaqat and Muhammad Irfan Chani
Liaqat, S. and Chani, M. I. (2018). The Impact of Exports Diversification on Economic Growth: Evidence from Pakistan. Bulletin of Business and Economics, 7(4), 156-168.
The paper explores the impact of export diversification on the economic growth in Pakistan. Augmented Dickey Fuller unit root test Bound F test results, estimated long run coefficients and ARDL short run Error Correction Model (ECM-ARDL) results applied for the empirical estimation of the study. Gross domestic product per capita, export diversification, is stationary at first difference and real effective exchange rate and population density are stationary at level. Export, real effective exchange rate and population density positively effect on economic growth. Human capital formation is negatively affected on economic growth. The bound testing approach to Co integration is used during 1980 to 2015. This test suggests that in long run series of interest are linked together. In the mid of year equilibrium is fairly fast and restored. Government should increase discoveries because about foreign demand would lead to imitation and therefore increased local production for exports and higher growth. Government should therefore intervene by creating the right incentives for investment.
exports, economic growth, Pakistan
Research Foundation for Humanity (RFH)
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