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Document Relevant For Policymakers?

Document relevant for policymakers?

The Economic Survey 2014-15 contains, in common with last year, a clear and distinct bias in favour of the government''''s performance making the document largely irrelevant for policymakers. It has…

Policymaking — to what end?

ONE critical challenge plaguing Pakistan is the tendency of its power elites to give priority to simplistic solutions to complex problems. Thoughtful approaches presented during policymaking are often disregarded in…

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…

Fixing fiscal policy

Fiscal discipline and effective financial management are the cornerstones of a nation’s economic stability and growth. In Pakistan, however, persistent fiscal mismanagement has been a recurring challenge for both federal…

A mission-oriented industrial policy

‘While it is generally true that mainstream economists have responded to industrial policy with knee-jerk hostility since at least the 1970s, things have been changing fast, owing to new academic…