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Global policy post-Covid-19

There were already discussions gaining momentum since the Global Financial Crisis 2007/08 in many policy corners of economy and politics globally – but still remained far from reaching any meaningful…

Covid-19 policy focus

It’s not just the economy, stupid. The coronavirus has finally killed the platitude-defining politics of the 90s. It’s about lives. It always was. Sadly, some politicians and interest groups are…

What should the tax policy be in 2024?

There is an ongoing debate regarding the preferable size of government – big or small? ‘Big government’ is a political concept where the government plays a predominant role in social…

Some important economic policy questions

The first important policy question facing policymakers is how much role aggregate demand plays in determining inflation? This needs a clear presentation of analysis by policymakers, since the way inflation…

Unwarranted austerity policy

As another monetary policy statement is about to be released, as the writer contributes this article, it is time to indicate why it is very important that it is over-due…

World Bank needs to revisit its policy and lending focus

In its recently released report ‘Pakistan development update October 2023: restoring fiscal sustainability’ the World Bank (WB), just like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy thinking, including as highlighted in…

Economic policy by the interim govt

Given Pakistan is facing very difficult economic challenge, mainly in the shape of bringing debt sustainability, on one hand, and on the other controlling inflation, while also providing as much…