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Savings Mobilization, Financial Development and Liberalization: The Case of Malaysia

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  • Ang, James

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This paper attempts to identify the key factors behind Malaysia’s remarkable savings performance. Drawing on the life cycle theory, the saving function is estimated by incorporating other relevant structural features and institutional settings of the Malaysian economy into the specification. Particular emphasis has been placed on the roles of financial factors in mobilizing funds in the private sector. The results suggest that financial deepening and increased banking density tend to encourage private savings. Development of insurance markets and liberalization of the financial system, however, tend to exert a dampening effect on private savings.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 21718.

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Date of creation: 2010
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Keywords: private savings; financial development; Malaysia; ARDL bounds test;

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  1. James B. Ang & Jakob B. Madsen, 2012. "International R&D Spillovers And Productivity Trends In The Asian Miracle Economies," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 03-12, Monash University, Department of Economics.
  2. Delwar Hossain, 2014. "Differential Impacts of Foreign Capital and Remittance Inflows on Domestic Savings in the Developing Countries: A Dynamic Heterogeneous Panel Analysis," Departmental Working Papers 2014-07, The Australian National University, Arndt-Corden Department of Economics.

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