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Taxing the auto industry

Economists of the 20th century believe that a thriving industrial sector is crucial to the development of a modern economy. In 2010, Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang observed that development without…

Big mistake?

The government of Bangladesh is implementing dozens of incentives to encourage residential solar power installations. Here are some of the key incentives: Guaranteed pricing for electricity generated from solar power,…

Myths about taxation

Do our esteemed finance minister, prime minister, policymakers at the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), and economic managers know why the tax-to-GDP ratio is significantly higher in developed countries compared…

The pursuit of uniformity

There once was a national university, let’s call it the National University of Technology (NUT) located in Metropabad, a major city of a developing nation. Metropabad was a sought-after place…

Inflation: what the govt is doing wrong?

Inflation for the current year, so projected the then finance minister Ishaq Dar in his 9 June 2023 budget speech, would be 21 percent for 2023-24 – revised upward to…

Corruption, justice and accountability

Pakistan’s ranking on the global Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI), announced this week by the Berlin-based corruption watchdog, Transparency International, shows that during 2023 the country’s ranking was 133 while the…