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Poverty, inflation and economic growth: empirical evidence from Pakistan

Chani, Muhammad Irfan and Pervaiz, Zahid and Jan, Sajjad Ahmad and Ali, Amjad and Chaudhary, Amatul R. (2011): Poverty, inflation and economic growth: empirical evidence from Pakistan. Published in: World Applied Sciences Journal , Vol. 14, No. 7 (2011): pp. 1058-1063.

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Abstract

This study aims to investigate the role of economic growth and inflation in explaining the prevalence of poverty in Pakistan. ARDL bound testing approach to co-integration confirms the existence of long run relationship among the variables of poverty, economic growth, inflation, investment and trade openness over the period of 1972-2008. Empirical results show that economic growth and investment have negative and inflation has positive impact on poverty. The effect of trade openness on poverty is insignificant in this study. The short run analysis reveals that economic growth has negative and inflation has positive impact on poverty whereas the role of investment and trade openness in poverty reduction in short run is not significant.

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