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Export-led growth hypothesis in Malaysia: new evidence using disaggregated data of exports


Amjad, Y. and Niaz Ahmad, Mohd Naseem and Wan Ngah, Wan Azman Saini and Masron, T. A. and Karunanithi, Kriskkumar (2018) Export-led growth hypothesis in Malaysia: new evidence using disaggregated data of exports. Jurnal Ekonomi Malaysia, 52 (3). 167- 179. ISSN 0126-1962; ESSN: 2716-6058


Export has been considered as main contributor to economic growth in which also known as export-led growth (ELG) hypothesis. The purpose of this study is to identify the export-led growth nexus in Malaysia. Specifically, this study focuses on disaggregated level of exports such as export of goods and manufactured sectors. By using ARDL co-integration technique for data that covers from 1980 to 2015, the result discovers that exports have positive impact on economic growth, particularly at disaggregated levels of exports namely exports of goods and export of manufactured sectors. This further supports the validation of the export-led growth hypothesis, especially in small, open and dynamic economy like Malaysia. From policy point of view, Malaysia policy makers should give special focus to search for better catalyst of exports promotion strategy to continuously and effectively promote long-term economic growth.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.17576/JEM-2018-5203-13
Publisher: UKM Press
Keywords: Exports; growth; Export-led growth (ELG) hypothesis; ARDL; Malaysia
Depositing User: Nurul Ainie Mokhtar
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 09:38
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2020 09:38
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/72684
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