Determinants of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in Malaysia / Muhammad Bakhiddin Yahya

Yahya, Muhammad Bakhiddin (2020) Determinants of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth in Malaysia / Muhammad Bakhiddin Yahya. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


This study aims to determine the macroeconomic factors affecting Growth Domestic Product (GDP) growth in Malaysia. The four selected macroeconomic factors affecting GDP growth are employment to population ratio (EPR), foreign exchange rate (EXCR), interest rate spread (IRS) and inflation (CPI). Throughout the literature review process, several theories and previous studies which are relevant to the research objective have been reviewed. By referring to the theoretical framework, it can lead towards answering the research questions. The secondary data is gathered from World Bank Open Data, Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM) Official Portal and Several analyses have been conducted, namely descriptive statistics analysis, correlation test analysis and multiple regression analysis on the yearly basis from 1991 to 2019. Through the analyses, the results can be concluded that EPR, IRS and CPI have negative relationship with GDP. Whereas, only EXCR has a positive relationship with GDP. Last but not least, this paper has contributed new evidence proven to the existing research studies and provides clearer view on Malaysia's GDP growth to the government bodies


Item Type: Student Project
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Yahya, Muhammad Bakhiddin
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Uteh, Nor Fazlin
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Macroeconomics
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory. Demography > Income distribution. Distributive justice
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Johor > Pasir Gudang Campus > Faculty of Business and Management
Programme: Bachelor of Business Administration (Hons) Finance
Keywords: Macroeconomic, Growth Domestic Product (GDP), UiTM Pasir Gudang
Date: July 2020
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