Article: II | Volume: 4 | No. 1 | January - June, 2017

Capital Flows and Money Supply: The Degree of Sterilization in Pakistan

Hina Ali1*

Department of Economics, Women University Multan Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: hinaali@wum.edu.pk

Sadia Sajjad2

Department of Economics, Women University Multan Pakistan

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The present study proposes to analyze the impact of the capital flows on the economic growth. The change in the capital flows affects the money supply in the economy which in return influences the economic growth. The augmented dickey fuller test (ADF), descriptive Analysis, correlation method, and the auto regressive distribution lag are employed in this work. The ADF test is delved to examine the Stationarity of the variables and the correlation between them. The descriptive analysis is used to check the normality of the variable whether the variables is normally distributed or not. The survey bases on time series data ranging from the year 1974 to 2014. The variables as the gross domestic product (GDP), exchange rate (ER), inflation (INF), consumer price index (CPI), money supply (M2), total reserves (TR) and the foreign direct investment (FDI), price indices (PI). The research findings are Foreign direct investment, Exchange rate, Inflation rate, Consumer Price Index has the positive impact on the GDP while the Private Investment, Total reserves, and Money supply have the negative impact on the GDP. The value of the R square is 0.99874 which is very good. It means that the 99 percent variations exist in dependent variable due to independent variables.
Keywords: Capital Flows, Money Supply, Total Reserves, Gross Domestic Product, Pakistan.