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An Empirical Study on Trade Openness and Economic Growth : The Malaysian Experience 1970-2002

Chen, Jen Eem (2004) An Empirical Study on Trade Openness and Economic Growth : The Malaysian Experience 1970-2002. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

This paper examine the effects of trade openness on Malaysia's economic growth. This study is based on anually time series for year 1970-2002. In doing this study, a general production function is employed and is expanded by adding trade openness indicators. Two groups of openess measures are used. The first group is the volumes of trade while the second is the trade restriction. The estimated result show that volumes of trade is positively and significantly associated with growth while trade barrier has inverse relationship with growth. The findings are generally in line with the literature and previous empirical studies, with the view that openness of trade is favorable in promoting economic growth.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Free Trade, Trade Barrier, Economic Development, Economic Growth, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce. > HF1-6182 Commerce
Divisions: Faculty and School System > Faculty of Economics
Depositing User: Mrs Hafiza Mohd Akhir
Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2010 03:27
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2013 12:10
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/1165

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