An empirical analysis on the determinant of food price inflation in Malaysia

Carosle Mohidin and Vivin Vincent Chandran and Mohd Rahimie Abd Karimroline Geetha and Retchard Jundam (2015) An empirical analysis on the determinant of food price inflation in Malaysia. International Journal of Arts and Sciences, 8 (5). pp. 227-238. ISSN 1944-6934


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The identification on the main determinants of food price inflation in Malaysia was the focus of this study. Using the data from 1960 to 2013, the long run relationship among food price inflation and its determinants (per capita GDP, petrol prices, GST, population and unemployment) were found by utilizing Johansen’s co-integration technique. All determinants affected food price inflation positively and significantly in the long run except GST which was proxied by the sale and service tax was insignificant with correct positive sign. The short run dynamics using the Vector Error Correction Model (VECM) indicated that food price inflation was only affected by per capita GDP, sale tax, petrol price, and population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Food price inflation, VAR models, Co-integration technique.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: ADMIN ADMIN
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2017 06:45
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 05:33

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