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Does Exchange Rate Variability Affect The Causation Between Foreign Direct Investment And Electronics Exports? An Empirical Test Using Malaysian Data

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  • Koi Nyen Wong
  • Tuck Cheong Tang

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This paper finds that exchange rate variability does affect the causation between FDI and electronics exports using Malaysia’s top five electronics exports by SITC (Standard International Trade Classification) product groups. The Granger causation runs from FDI to exports of automatic data processing equipment; and from the radio-broadcast receivers with sound recorders or reproducers exports to FDI.

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Paper provided by Monash University, Department of Economics in its series Monash Economics Working Papers with number 12-07.

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Length: 7 pages
Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:mos:moswps:2007-12

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Keywords: Causality; electronics exports; foreign direct investment;

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