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Type Journal Article - Romanian Journal of Fiscal Policy (RJFP)
Title Relationship between Economic Freedom and Pro-poor Growth: Evidence from Pakistan (1995-2010)
Volume 2
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2011
Page numbers 24-35
URL https://www.econstor.eu/dspace/bitstream/10419/59802/1/717986012.pdf
The relationship between economic freedom and pro-poor growth is examined in Pakistan from 1995-2010. The concept of pro-poor growth is derived from the literature of Kakwani and Pernia (2000) and Kakwani and Son (2003). The domino effect shows that there is a strong link between economic freedom indicators and pro-poor growth. Econometric analysis proves a strong relationship between economic freedom, poverty reduction and income inequality. Results reveal that larger the business freedom and / or trade freedom, greater the economic growth. This will ultimately reduce poverty in the country.

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