Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



A Multisectoral Analysis of Capital Requirements for Development Planning in Pakistan

Dynamic models of interdependence are being widely used to analyse planning problems in underdeveloped countries. Basic to such models are complex sets of technico-economic data of which input-output coefficients and capital coefficients are crucial elements. As the results obtained from these models are, of course, dependent upon such data, we think it useful to give some attention to methods of estimating technical coefficients and to the nature of the technical coefficients themselves. In the present paper we explain how sets of capital coefficients have been obtained on a multisectoral basis for the two regions of the Pakistan economy, and we analyse the economic structure which these coefficients reveal. Elsewhere[15] we have presented regional input-output matrices for Pakistan. Both this paper and the input-output paper are parts of work directed toward providing a comprehensive and consistent set of data for multisectoral regional planning in Pakistan. In this work we use a 35-sector classification of the economy —see Table I—and work in purchasers’ prices for the year 1962/63…

Arthur Macewan, Azizur Rahman Khan

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