Fiscal Sustainability: An Empirical Investigation in Sarawak

Evan, Lau and Magdalene Hua-Ling, Tiong and Jeffrey, Ling (2009) Fiscal Sustainability: An Empirical Investigation in Sarawak. International Journal of Economics and Management, 3 (1). pp. 62-72. ISSN 1823 - 836X

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This paper examines the fiscal sustainability condition for Sarawak during 1971 to 2004. We also split the sample period into the pre-crisis (1971-1996) to investigate the disparities between the two empirical samples. Empirical validation from the time series analysis finds that government revenue, government expenditure and Gross domestic Product (GDP) are cointegrated, which provides some support for the position that Sarawak’s budget deficit is sustainable in the long run in both sampling periods. The results also found support for coefficient of expenditure being unity in both periods. This finding suggests that reducing the size of government spending may improve fiscal budget deficits without having to undergo changes in the overall strategy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fiscal Sustainability, Revenue, Expenditure, GDP and Sarawak, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2015 00:40
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2015 00:40

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