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Malaysia: from economic recovery to sustained economic growth

  • MARWAN ABDUL-MALIK THANOON
  • AHMAD ZUBAIDI BAHARUMSHAH
  • ABD. AZIZ ABD. RAHMAN

This paper presents an internally consistent macroeconomic framework that could be used as a first step toward a more comprehensive quantitative and qualitative assessment of the adjustment alternatives facing Malaysia. An open economy model is developed to identify which of the gaps--savings, foreign exchange, and fiscal--become the binding constraints in the adjustment process of Malaysia as it strives to sustain economic growth in the postcrisis era. Using 1995 as a base year, the model is simulated over the short and medium terms to demonstrate a sharp trade-off between investment (economic growth) and capacity utilization under foreign exchange constraints.

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Volume (Year): 28 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (January)
Pages: 295-315

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