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Channelizing Afghanistan to Pakistan informal trade into formal channels

This paper focuses on assessing the possibility of bringing informal trade from Afghanistan to Pakistan into the legal channels by reducing tariff and tax differentials between Pakistan and Afghanistan. A basic model and illustrative example are…

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Potential of market discipline in Pakistan: The bank depositors’ perspective

The aim of this research is to ascertain whether Pakistan’s financial system is conducive to market disci-pline. We measure the potential of depositors to induce market discipline in the commercial banking sector. A comprehensive survey of over six…

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Determinants of entrepreneurial behaviour in FATA Pakistan

This research investigates determinants of entrepreneurial behaviour in one of the most impoverished areas of Paki-stan, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). Unlike the developed world, the scenario in emerging econo-mies is quite…

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The Pakistan remittance initiative and remittance flows to Pakistan

This study investigates the impact of the Pakistan Remittance Initiative (PRI) on remittance flows to Pakistan. In 2009, the Government of Pakistan launched the PRI aimed at facilitating the flow of remittances sent home by non-resident Pakistanis.…

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Optimal groundwater management in Pakistan’s Indus Water Basin

This report examines the management of groundwater in Pakistan’s Indus Basin through a model of groundwater extraction with hydrologic, economic, and tenure constraints. A groundwater extraction model for the Indus Basin is developed and simulates the…