The determinants of economic growth in Malaysia / Nursuhada Mohd Rezi

Mohd Rezi, Nursuhada (2011) The determinants of economic growth in Malaysia / Nursuhada Mohd Rezi. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Malaysia is consider as a middle income country which is since the 1970s, Malaysia has transformed itself from a producer of raw materials into an amerging multi sector economy.This paper examines the relationship foreign direct investment, total population and export represent the independent variables with the economic growth (dependent variables) in the short run and long run. Malaysia is actually experiencing a decrease in foreign investments (Tomlinson, Abdullah & Kolesnikov- Jessop, 2006). Malaysian economy also highly dependent on foreign trade, especially during the Asian financial crisis, that is, from 1997 to 2000.The relationship all those variable are examined by using 37 observation of data that are from the year of 1970 until 2007 in yearly basis using STATA software. After having a vecm test, results shows that there is negative long run relationship between the variables. However, in the short run using the granger causality test total population and gross domestic product have a unidirectional causality where the total population influenced the gross domestic product. There is no causality relationship between the foreign direct investment and gross domestic product in the short run. Export and gross domestic product also has no causality relationshp between them. Future researcher also can expand or enlarge their scope of study which is not focus in Malaysia only. They can focus their study abroad such as in Vietnam, Indonesia or Thailand. It might be useful for future research.


Item Type: Student Project
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Mohd Rezi, Nursuhada
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Samsudin, Norazidah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Income. Factor shares
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Consumption. Demand (Economic theory)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Income. Income distribution. National income. Including gross national product, gross domestic product, and gross state product
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Money > Money and prices. Inflation. Deflation. Purchasing power
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment, capital formation, speculation > Foreign investments. Country risk
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Terengganu > Dungun Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor Of Business Administration (Hons) Finance
Keywords: Middle Income Country ; Asian Financial Crisis ; Foreign Direct Investment ; Total Population ; Export Represent ; Independent Variables
Date: April 2011
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