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Development of a Linkage Model to Forecast the Influence of Construction Sector Towards Malaysian Economy



The construction sector and socioeconomic development are closely associated. The Infrastructure development is essential to achieve the main development targets such as urbanization, industrialization, export promotion, equitable income distribution, and sustainable economic development. It is impossible to develop infrastructure without the help of the construction sector, and without proper infrastructure a country cannot be developed. It is, therefore important to conduct a comprehensive study for the construction sector that discusses the significance, linkage, behavior and lead lag relationship of the sector. The purpose of this study is to develop vector error correction model (VECM) equation for construction sector of the Malaysia to analyze the long run and short run association between the Malaysian construction sector (MCS) and other major sectors, namely manufacturing, mining and quarrying, agriculture and forestry and services of the Malaysian economy including gross domestic product (GDP) of Malaysia. The VECM equation is also used to develop impulse response functions (IRFs) to analyze the behavior of the MCS against the positive investment shock produced in other major sectors of the economy and vice versa. Furthermore the estimated model equation for MCS is used to forecast the future output of MCS from 2014Q1 to 2020Q4. The quarterly time series data for the period 1991Q1 to 2010 Q4 and modern econometric time series technique is used to conduct the analysis

Topics: TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Year: 2014
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