A Social Accounting Matrix for the Agricultural Sector of Pakistan

Ivo C. Havinga, Khwaja Sarmad, Fazal Hussain, Ghulam Radar


The purpose of this paper is to analyse the effect of
alternative agricultural policies on production, consumption and income
distribution within a social accounting, g framework. This is done by
applying the social accounting multiplier analysis on the agricultural
SAM for Pakistan for the year 1979-80. The paper focuses attention on
the agricultural production sector, the related food producing
industrial sectors and food consumption sectors, which are represented
in the agriculture SAM by disaggregated accounts, while all the other
production sectors in the economy have been aggregated into a single
account. The paper is organized as follows: The SAM for the agricultural
sector of Pakistan is presented in Section 2, followed by a discussion
of multiplier decomposition in Section 3. Section 4 presents the results
of the multiplier analysis and Section 5 gives a summary of the main

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.30541/v26i4pp.627-641


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