The role of external debt and total trade in economic growth: a case of Malaysia / Shamihah Hanim Mohamad

UNSPECIFIED (2006) The role of external debt and total trade in economic growth: a case of Malaysia / Shamihah Hanim Mohamad. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

This research is about a study on relationship between external debt and total trade in economic growth in Malaysia. Factors such as external debt and total trade have been identified in order to investigate whether or not these factors have a relationship with economic growth. The problems that a researcher wants to study are how economic growth will be affected by the accumulated external debt in Malaysia from year 1975 to 2005. Besides that, the researcher also wants to study how total trade in Malaysia affected economic growth. This study also wants to discover the relationship between external debt and total trade on economic growth in Malaysia. Data are analyzed by using Pearson correlation, Durbin-Watson, mean square, F value, R Square and coefficient of variables as well as gap analysis through SPSS Program. External debt and total trade are known as the major contributors to the economy of a nation. This study examines the role of these two variables in the economic growth in Malaysia by using a Malaysia time series data covering a period of 30 years (19752005). The results show that total trade is associated positively with the economic growth and statistically significant, but external debt is associated negatively with economic growth but significantly at 0.05 level. It can be inferred from these results that the external debt has not been utilized properly so as to make it a contributor to economic growth in Malaysia. Besides that, results also do not support the model equation that the external debt contributes to the economic growth positively.

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Item Type: Student Project
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Bandaraya Melaka Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Item ID: 17998
Uncontrolled Keywords: External debt; Trade; Economic growth
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/17998

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