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Elusive macroeconomic stability

In a recent statement reportedly, interim finance minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar indicated that there were signs of economic recovery, whereby she pointed out: ‘There are some initial signs of economic…

Macroeconomic Stability And Public Debt

Macroeconomic stability and public debt

An appraisal of the government’s strategy to achieve macroeconomic stability by leaning on the International Monetary Fund (IMF), for credit inflow reflected in its new bid, for which a formal…

Macroeconomic Stability

Macroeconomic stability

Universally accepted norms of achieving a balanced and sustainable economic growth of a country are its GDP growth rate, level of private and government consumption, private and public sector investments,…

Beyond macroeconomics

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) epitomizes a global economic paradigm rooted in inequality with little emphasis on inclusiveness. Advocates of this model argue that some degree of inequality is essential,…

Economic growth amid political instability

Political instability is a serious impediment to economic progress. Not only does it shorten policymakers’ horizons leading to suboptimal short term macroeconomic policies, but it is also the cause of…

Financial instability

In 2016, this writer wrote as many as six articles on Offshore assets of Pakistani citizens, which have been compiled in the form of a book. This endeavour, however modest,…

Financial instability

In 2016, this writer wrote as many as six articles on Offshore assets of Pakistani citizens, which have been compiled in the form of a book. This endeavour, however modest,…

Economic Instability And Its Roots

Economic instability and its roots

The unstable equilibrium that is part of Pakistan poverty is the major aspect that ensures that we are what we are. All the efforts at poverty reduction have been nothing…

Stability With Growth

Stability with growth

The stabilisation vs growth debate has been sparked by concerns that Pakistan is entering its sixth year of stagnating incomes and can no longer afford to tread the same path.…