Globalization and unemployment in Pakistan

Daly, Vince, Ullah, Farid, Rauf, Abdur and Khan, Ghulam Y. (2017) Globalization and unemployment in Pakistan. (Discussion Paper) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University. 16 p. (Economics Discussion Paper, no. 2017-02)


This study analyzes the impact of globalization on unemployment in Pakistan, using annual data for the period 1980 to 2013. Using the ARDL econometric framework, we find that the economic, political and social aspects of globalisation differ in their effects. The data suggest that political and social integration, whilst beneficial in the short run, increase the long run expected unemployment rate. Economic integration appears to be only marginally beneficial in the short run; it is significantly beneficial in the long run but cointegration with the other aspects of globalisation means that it cannot fully counteract their undesirable long-run effect.

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