Price and Income Elasticities of Consumer Goods Imports of Pakistan

Khwaja Sarmad, Riaz Mahmood


Estimation of disaggregated import elasticities for developing
countries presents a formidable data-handling problem. The available
studies on the subject are concerned mostly with the estimation of
income and price elasticities of imports at a disaggregated level
corresponding to the one-digit level of the Standard International Trade
Classification (SITC), see, e.g., Khan [I], Melo and Vogt [4], Nguyen
and Bhuyan [5). Consequently, they apply a common elasticity estimate to
all commodity sub-groups..

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