Macroeconomics Determinants Of External Debt In Malaysia

Evan, Lau and Syn-Yee, Alvina Lee and Mohammad Affendy, Arip (2015) Macroeconomics Determinants Of External Debt In Malaysia. International Journal of Economic Sciences, 4 (4). pp. 14-26. ISSN 1804-9796


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The management of debt has always been one of the central concerns in the small open economy like Malaysia. This study seeks to re-examine whether the macroeconomic indicators contributed to the external debt in Malaysia. Utilizing Malaysia data from 1970 to 2013, the results indicate the existence of short run causality linkages between the external debt and the macroeconomic indicators. Further dynamic analysis indicates that real interest rate (RIR) to be the most exogenous variable beyond the sample for the next 50 years. This implies that policymakers could focus on the monetary variables in assisting and managing external debt level in the long run. Malaysia should develop a debt governance program for pursuit of debt-targeting policies or rules to enhance sound public finance systems which is crucial for Malaysia to achieve solvency in external debt positions in the near future.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: External Debt; Macroeconomic Indicators;unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2016 23:16
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2016 23:16

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