This project undertakes extensive empirical analysis to explore the lucrative opportunity for Pakistan to lower barriers to trade, not only with India in the East, but also a number of countries (including China) in the West and North, which are accessible via westward land routes. East-West liberalization of Pakistan’s international trade could lead to a large expansion in imports and exports, and have a major impact on Pakistan’s economy.
This project has quantified the effects of East-West trade liberalization and explored the payoff available from this policy.
This study was funded by the IGC (2016-17)
Report: Pakistan’s international trade: the potential for expansion towards East and West