A 2007-08 Social Accounting Matrix for Pakistan

Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) Working Paper No. 001

30 Pages Posted: 13 Oct 2012

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Dario Debowicz

Global Development Institute, University of Manchester; Department of Economics

Paul Dorosh

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Hamza Haider

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Sherman Robinson

International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

Date Written: September 13, 2012

Abstract

This paper presents the latest Social Accounting Matrix of Pakistan (SAM) for the year 2007-08. Our proposed approach to estimating SAMs is motivated by an information theoretic approach to estimation (Judge & Mittelhammer, 2012) that takes a Bayesian perspective on the efficient use of information: “Use all the information you have, but do not assume any information you do not have.” The methodology used to develop this SAM ensures that it is perfectly consistent with the National Accounts. The SAM includes 51 sectors of activity, 27 factors of production, and 18 household groups, allowing tracing direct and indirect effects of potential scenarios through production and consumption linkages and capture distributional effects. We illustrate the use of the SAM using a semi input-output multiplier model. Output multipliers in Pakistan, accounting for supply constraints, range between 1.1 and 1.4, and shocks to livestock and industry have the largest spillover effects.

Keywords: Social Accounting Matrix (SAM), Pakistan, semi-input-output analysis

JEL Classification: D57

Suggested Citation

Debowicz, Dario and Dorosh, Paul and Haider, Hamza and Robinson, Sherman, A 2007-08 Social Accounting Matrix for Pakistan (September 13, 2012). Pakistan Strategy Support Program (PSSP) Working Paper No. 001, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2161402 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2161402

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Hamza Haider

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Sherman Robinson

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