Fixed investment, household consumption, and economic growth: A structural vector error correction model (SVECM) study of Malaysia

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This paper examines the dynamic linkages between economic growth, fixed investment, and household consumption in Malaysia using a structural vector error correction model (SVECM) approach. The empirical results revealed that household consumption and fixed investment are significant in influencing the output growth in the short run. This finding tends to support the alternative view of growth hypothesis, namely fixed investment-led growth, and household consumption-led growth in the short run. In the long run, there is no significant effect of fixed investment and household consumption on growth. However, in the long run, there is a permanent effect of economic growth on household consumption and investment. This empirical finding implies that a demand side policy (for example through fiscal or monetary policy) which can affect the household consumption and investment is only effective to stimulate the economic activity in the short run. Thus a supply side policy would be needed to stimulate the economy in the long run.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-76
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Business and Society
Volume13
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Vector error correction model
Fixed investment
Household consumption
Household economics
Consumption growth
Malaysia
Economic growth
Short-run
Linkage
Output growth
Fiscal policy
Monetary policy
Economic activity
Empirical results
Supply side

Keywords

  • Consumption
  • Economic growth
  • Fixed investment
  • SVECM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Finance
  • Strategy and Management
  • Business and International Management

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