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FDI and income inequality in ASEAN-5 countries: a quantile regression approach


Mahamad Zakaria, Muhammad Farhan and Wan Ngah, Wan Azman Saini and Law, Siong Hook (2014) FDI and income inequality in ASEAN-5 countries: a quantile regression approach. In: Ninth Malaysian National Economic Conference (PERKEM), 17-19 Oct. 2014, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu. (pp. 601-608).


The purpose of this paper is to analyse the impact of FDI inflows on income distribution in ASEAN-5 countries (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand). Specifically, it investigates whether the inflows of FDI is associated with a greater income inequality within these countries. The empirical results, based on quantile regression analysis and data over 1970-2011 period, reveal that FDI inflows have an inequality-reducing effects in Malaysia, the Philippines and Thailand. However, the findings for Singapore and Indonesia suggest that FDI perpetuates inequality.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
Keywords: FDI; Income inequality; Quantile; ASEAN
Depositing User: Nursyafinaz Mohd Noh
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2015 07:35
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2016 01:58
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39323
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