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1- A New Approach to Macroeconomic Modeling: Accounting for Dualistic Production  Technologies.

The growth in final demand does not bring considerable implication on structural changes and income equality in Malaysia. What are the factors that can be put forward to explain the lower impact of economic growth? The current macroeconomy models are unable to provide explicit answer to these questions because they ignore dualities in production technologies. This research will develop new methodology for macroeconomy models that split the production technologies according to group small, medium and large firms. Results from the analysis will improve the current macroeconomy models in Malaysia, and could provide explicit explanation for the ineffective growth stimuli.

Keyword: Technology; small and medium-sized; Multi-sectoral; input-output; social accounting matrix.


2- Assessing National and Regional Economic and Social Impact of Nuclear Power Plant for Electricity Production in Malaysia

Energy perspective for the Malaysian economy is dominated by the anticipated significant increase of electricity needs due to the population growth and economic growth to support the national agenda to become a high-income nation by 2020. Considering that more than 80% of electricity generation in Malaysia comes from coal and fossil energies, we have to face in the near-future a challenging issue: meeting the increasing energy needs while curbing the GHG (greenhouse gases) and facing high-cost of production. The growing concern on environmental pressure related to global warming and the increasing cost of fossil energies encourages the government to emphasize on new investment in nuclear power plant for electricity production.

3- Dualistic Economic Structure and the Drivers of the Malaysian Economy

The first objective of this research is to reveal the dualistic structures of final demand components and measure the extent to which these dualistic structures affect the macroeconomic indicators. The second objective is to investigate contribution of each production sector on macroeconomic indicators which in turn the drivers of the economy can be verified and the last objective is to measure the level of oil and gas dependency and the extent to which export of oil and gas has significant contribution to the economy.

Updated:: 25/05/2016 [noorbaiti]


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