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Economic Stagnation

Economic stagnation

Pakistan's economy needs to grow at an annual average rate of 10-12 percent for at least over a decade for the so-called trickle-down theory to prove its economic viability. Indeed,…

The Economics Of Stagnation

The economics of stagnation

Governments are prone to repeat their actions and have no need for deductive or inductive logic. That new thinking adds to the worry of the actual work stations is a…

Is Pakistan Ready For Economic Growth?

Is Pakistan ready for economic growth?

Our knowledge of history, economics, and much more owes a lot to the works of Ibn Khaldun. With his usual keen eye, he said that “Government is an institution which…

Sustaining economic growth towards TFP

Pakistan's a country where the episodes of high-growth tend to be short-lived, although longer than low-growth periods. Regardless of all this, over the last 50 years, the average economic growth…

Averting the stagnation trap

True enough, loans extended by the three friendly countries to pay off past loans provide a reprieve to the government for one year alone. And as Anjum Ibrahim said in…

Economic Debates

Economic debates

"Finally, we submit that as an independent think tank our job is to undertake an objective review of the economic performance of the Government. We have strongly praised the Government's…

Political Expediency Vs Economic Necessity

Political expediency vs economic necessity

An average citizen must be totally confused about the state of the economy after hearing, on the one hand, the official/IMF pronouncements that economic stabilisation has been achieved and, on…

Flawed Economic Management

Flawed economic management

There have been four developments in FY14 on the balance of payments front that have been paraded by the Ministry of Finance as indicators of its success in economic management.…

The Urgent Economic Threats

The urgent economic threats

In a pluralistic society how does one get to manage the variations apparent in a society? Now that the accolades are almost over and democracy is saved because of the…