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Impact of economic and social infrastructure on the long-run economic growth of Pakistan

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Abstract

The prime aim of this study is to explore the effect of infrastructure on long-run economic growth of Pakistan for the time period 1971–2014 using Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) method. Infrastructure is disaggregated into economic and social infrastructure to analyze its impact on economic growth. Results reveal that road infrastructure has negative influence on per capita GDP. However, energy consumption, electricity consumption, secondary school enrollment and life expectancy positively and statistically significantly impact per capita GDP. Similarly, composite economic infrastructure index and human capital index have positive impact on GDP per capita.

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This research was supported by USAID (Grant 718).

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See Tables 5, 6, 7 and 8.

Table 5 Results of unit root test (Phillips–Perron test)
Table 6 Granger Causality Test
Table 7 Granger causality test
Table 8 Granger causality test

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Sabir, S., Shamshir, M. Impact of economic and social infrastructure on the long-run economic growth of Pakistan. Sustain. Water Resour. Manag. 6, 10 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s40899-020-00361-3

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Keywords

  • Economic growth
  • Infrastructure
  • Public capital
  • Human capital

JEL Classification

  • E22
  • H54
  • H4
  • O1