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Outward FDI of Malaysia: An Empirical Examination from Macroeconomic Perspective

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  • Chin-Hong Puah

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    (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)

  • Albert Apoi

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    (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)

  • Jerome Swee-Hui Kueh

    ()
    (Department of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak)

Abstract

Outward FDI of Malaysia was nearly non-existent prior to 1970s. Nonetheless, recently Malaysia has not only been able to sustain FDI inflows position, but also emerged as the fifth largest investor among the developing economies in Asia region (UNTACD, 2005). This study aims to investigate the selected macroeconomic determinants of outward FDI of Malaysia, namely income, exchange rate and openness. The Johansen and Juselius cointegration test and the vector error correction model are applied in this study to analyze the quarterly data from 1991:Q1 to 2004:Q4. The findings verified that the outward FDI of Malaysia is determined by income, exchange rate and openness of the economy in both the short- and long-run.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 6 (2008)
Issue (Month): 28 ()
Pages: 1-11

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-07f20037

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  1. Goh, Soo Khoon & Wong, Koi Nyen & Tham, Siew Yean, 2013. "Trade linkages of inward and outward FDI: Evidence from Malaysia," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 35(C), pages 224-230.
  2. Kueh, Jerome Swee-Hui & Puah, Chin Hong & Liew, Venus Khim-Sen, 2010. "Macroeconomic Determinants of Direct Investment Abroad of Singapore," MPRA Paper 47243, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 2013.
  3. Goh, Soo Khoon & Wong, Koi Nyen & Tham, Siew Yean, 2012. "Does Outward FDI Matter in International Trade? Evidence from Malaysia," MPRA Paper 39715, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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