Commercial banks lending and economic growth in Malaysia : an empirical study

Tang, T.C. (2000) Commercial banks lending and economic growth in Malaysia : an empirical study. Borneo Review : Journal of the Institute for Development Studies (Sabah), 11 (1). pp. 60-71. ISSN 0128-7397,

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The major concern of this paper is to determinate the causal relation among commercial banks lending and economic performance in a small open economy, Malaysia. Engle-Granger (1987) cointegration and causality methodology were used in analysis. Annual data from 1959 to 1998 reveals a long run relationship among Real Gross Domestic Product (RGDP) and commercial banks lending in aggregate level. The long run elasticity of commercial banks lending on RGDP is 0.50 and 2.0 of RGDP on commercial banks lending. The causality analysis shows that the aggregate growth of commercial banks lending has no predictive content for economic growth. A reverse direction of causality was found there are economic growth do 'cause' growth of commercial banks lending. These results therefore imply a remarkable need of commercial banks credit while economic growth is well performed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Commercial banks lending; Economic growth; Engle-Granger Representative Theorem; Cointegration analysis; Causality analysis
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory > Methodology
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Banking
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Credit. Debt. Loans
Divisions: Faculty of Economics & Administration
Depositing User: Dr Tuck Cheong Tang
Date Deposited: 22 May 2017 03:18
Last Modified: 22 May 2017 03:18

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