Impact of High-Tech Exports on Economic Growth: Empirical Evidence from Pakistan

Muhammad Usman

Abstract


The goal of this study is to explore the impact of high tech exports on economic growth of Pakistan. To examine this relationship, data are collected from World Bank database, State Bank of Pakistan data source and Statistical Bureau of Pakistan. Time span of study is consisting of 20 years from 1995 to 2014. By using ordinary least square (OLS) with robust standard error, results confirm that there is a positive and statistically significant impact of high tech exports on economic growth. Although Pakistan is an agriculture country and its economic growth is largely depend upon farming, but for long run economic growth, Pakistan has to increase its high tech exports.

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High Tech Exports, Economic Growth, Pakistan

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24212/2179-3565.2017v8i1p91-105

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