Pakistan Institute of Development Economics



A SAM-based General Equilibrium Model of the Pakistan Economy 1983-84

Interest in Social Accounting Matrices as extensions of input-output tables has grown tremendously in the last ten years both for the purpose of obtaining a better descriptive analysis of the many intersect oral interdependencies in an economy and of household income distribution , and as data framework for macroeconomic modelling. The objective of this paper is to make use of a social accounting matrix for Pakistan on one hand and a general equilibrium model framework on the other hand to gauge the quantitative impact on the country as a whole of alternative policy options and external shock scenarios. The policy options and external shocks simulated here and the economic indicators used for this purpose are shown in Table I.

Shafiq Dhanani

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