Political Stability and its Impact on Economic Growth of Pakistan (1988-2018): A Time Series Analysis

  • Majid Hussain Phul Ph.D Sholar, Department of Economics, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Saleem Rahpoto Professor, Department of Economics, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Pakistan
  • Ghulam Muhammad Mangnejo Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Pakistan
Keywords: Political Stability, GDP, ADF, OLS, Gross Fixed Capital Formation, Labor Force, Inflation


This research paper empirically investigates the outcome of Political stability on economic growth (EG) of Pakistan for the period of 1988 to 2018. Political stability (PS), gross fixed capital formation (GFCF), total labor force (TLF) and Inflation (INF) are important explanatory variables. Whereas for model selection GDPr is used as the dependent variable. To check the stationary of time series data Augmented Dickey Fuller (ADF) unit root (UR) test has been used,  and whereas to find out the long run relationship among variables, OLS method has been used. The analysis the impact of PS on EG (EG) in the short run, VAR model has been used. The outcomes show that all the variables (PS, GFCF, TLF and INF) have a significantly positive effect on the EG of Pakistan in the long run period. But the effect of PS on GDP is smaller. Further, in this research we are trying to see the short run relationship between GDP and other explanatory variables. The outcomes show that PS does not have such effect on GDP in the short run analysis. While GFCF, TLF and INF have significantly positive effect on GDP of Pakistan in the short run period.


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Majid Hussain Phul, Muhammad Saleem Rahpoto, & Ghulam Muhammad Mangnejo. (2020). Political Stability and its Impact on Economic Growth of Pakistan (1988-2018): A Time Series Analysis. Journal of Accounting and Finance in Emerging Economies, 6(1), 273-282. https://doi.org/10.26710/jafee.v6i1.1087