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Testing long-run neutrality of money in a developing economy

Habibullah, Muzafar Shah and Puah, Chin Hong and Mohamed, Azali (2002) Testing long-run neutrality of money in a developing economy. Savings and Development, 26 (2). pp. 165-182. ISSN 0393-4551

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The purpose of the present paper is to determine the long-run neutrality of money in a developing economy - Malaysia - using the Fisher and Seater (1993) approach. Since most of the earlier studies on long-run neutrality (LRN) have been tested on the developed countries, the present study adds to the current literature by providing evidence on LRN from the perspective of a developing country. Furthermore, in this study, not only we test LRN on the aggregate national output, but we also test LRN using disaggregate output. These disaggregate output are namely, the output of agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors. Generally, we found that narrow money M1 does not matter in Malaysia for the sample period, 1973: 1 to 1999:4. The output data at both aggregate and disaggregate sectors support the long-run neutrality of money in Malaysia. This implies that permanent changes in narrow money do not lead to changes in real output. This would suggest that the growth of money supply M1 is not the prime mover for the Malaysia's economic growth during the period under study.

Item Type:Article
Keyword:economic conditions, economic growth, industrial production, monetary policy, national economy
Subject:Economic development
Faculty or Institute:Faculty of Economics and Management
ID Code:8757
Deposited By: Erni Suraya Abdul Aziz
Deposited On:17 Dec 2010 10:43
Last Modified:17 Sep 2015 12:44

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