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Wrong Incentives

Wrong incentives

Money may motivate individuals to perform more and better but not always and not everywhere. At times it may be doing quite the opposite of what it is intended for…

Output: uptick, downtick or…

This is the second of a two-part series focusing on the contribution to dealing with the ongoing economic impasse, if any, of policies currently being implemented. These can be differentiated…

Caretakers must ensure fiscal discipline

The last official document on the state of the economy prior to the end of the tenure of the eleven-party coalition government was uploaded on the Finance Division website on…

Inflation and Pakistan

Inflation is largely an outcome of government policies ranging from an unsustainable budget deficit to heavy domestic borrowing by the government (which may crowd out private sector borrowing that, in…

Challenges for Shehbaz Sharif

It is indeed extremely disconcerting that the challenges that face Shehbaz Sharif’s government today are only different in terms of intensity rather than substance from those that faced the PPP-led…

The LSM sector

The Khan administration has taken several fiscal and monetary measures during its less than eight month tenure, at an estimated cost of over 150 billion rupees to the treasury as…

Sugar under greater focus

While the poor and the vulnerable continue to grapple with the serious implications of the Coronavirus that has compromised their ability to feed their families prompting the government to disburse…

Export-led strategy: desirable or not?

Razak Dawood the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Commerce in an interview to a foreign news agency last week acknowledged that he is pushing the government to bet big…

Urgent need for research

Ministry of Finance uploaded the Monthly Economic Update and Outlook (Update) February 2021 on its website, and as has been its practice since July 2020, provided the graph of weekly…