Price Levels and Poverty Nexus: A Case Study of Pakistan


  • Muhammad Aleem Arshad Lecturer in Economics, Government College of Science, Multan Pakistan
  • Muhammad Ramzan Sheikh Associate Professor, School of Economics, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Hanif Akhtar Professor, Department of Commerce, Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, Pakistan.
  • Muhammad Imran Mushtaq PhD Scholar, Department of Statistics Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan-Pakistan



Price Levels, Poverty, Pakistan, ARDL


The study has examined the relationship between price levels and poverty over the period of 1982-2015 in Pakistan by employing Auto Regressive Distributed Lag Model (ARDL). It is the pioneer empirical study on the topic in Pakistan. The study has revealed mixed findings between the price levels and poverty both at aggregated and disaggregated levels. The study has also suggested policies to reduce poverty according to the various price levels investigated in the assorted models.


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How to Cite

Muhammad Aleem Arshad, Muhammad Ramzan Sheikh, Muhammad Hanif Akhtar, & Muhammad Imran Mushtaq. (2020). Price Levels and Poverty Nexus: A Case Study of Pakistan. Review of Economics and Development Studies, 5(4), 591-606.