Hussain H. Zaidi

Corruption and the economy

Corruption and the economy

A drop in corruption may not always be consequential for accelerating economic growth

Updated Sep 27, 2018 09:26am

Tariff escalation and welfare

A tariff increase by Pakistan may force its trading partners to retaliate by reducing market access to our exports

Published Aug 20, 2018 07:07am
Policy space for restricting imports

Policy space for restricting imports

With such a big gap between the applied and bound tariffs, imports can be scaled down by raising applied tariffs to an

Published Jun 04, 2018 06:57am

An overly ambitious export target

THE draft Strategic Trade Policy Framework (STPF) 2018-23 aims at taking annual exports to as high as $61 billion in...

Published Feb 26, 2018 07:19am
Holding the wrong end of the stick

Holding the wrong end of the stick

Subsidy has both winners and losers. Major beneficiaries of the price support are big growers while the beneficiaries.

Updated Oct 16, 2017 09:33am

Allowing greater access to medicines

The amendment will give legal certainty that countries with limited manufacturing capacity will be able to import

Published Feb 06, 2017 06:55am
Pragmatic approach to privatisation

Pragmatic approach to privatisation

It is important to look at the rationale for offering an SOE for sale and the transparency of the privatisation process.

Published Jan 04, 2016 07:49am

WTO package: a mixed bag

THE Nairobi package, representing the outcome of the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference held in the Kenyan capital two...

Published Dec 28, 2015 07:18am
Political economy of new taxes

Political economy of new taxes

The Constitution provides that no tax can be imposed by the govt ‘except by an act of parliament.

Published Dec 14, 2015 06:53am