Munazza Akhtar, Sarfraz Hassan, Khuda Bakhsh, Nazia Tabasam


This study determined the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) along with other factors on exports of manufactured goods in Pakistan. The study employed time series data from 1990 to 2010. We applied ARDL approach to estimate the determinants of manufactured goods exported from Pakistan. Results showed that FDI, agriculture value added and technology have positive and significant impact on manufactured exports of Pakistan, while real effective exchange rate showed in negative and significant impact on manufactured exports from Pakistan. So, better environment for attracting FDI, investing in agriculture, value addition and introducing the latest technology in the country would further improve the exports of manufactured goods from the country.


FDI, Export growth, Value addition, ARDL, Pakistan

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