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Federal government debt and economic growth: Evidence from Malaysia


  • Siti Nurazira Mohd Daud

    (Faculty of Economics and Muamalat, Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia)

  • Jan M. Podivinsky

    (Division of Economics, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK)


This article conducts an investigation into the effect of federal government debt on Malaysia’s economic growth with the application of threshold regression. The result reveals that, beyond the government debt threshold level, the country is experiencing a positive effect on economic growth.

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  • Siti Nurazira Mohd Daud & Jan M. Podivinsky, 2015. "Federal government debt and economic growth: Evidence from Malaysia," Progress in Development Studies, , vol. 15(3), pages 253-256, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:prodev:v:15:y:2015:i:3:p:253-256

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