Exports and Economic Growth: The Causality Test for ASEAN Countries

Abdul Ghafar Ismail, D. Agus Harjito


This study proposes to investigate the causality between exports and economic growth in the ASEAN countries over the periods 1966 –2000. The role of the export variable in the investigation of economic growth is emphasized. Using the Johansen cointegration procedures test indicate that there is cointegration between export and economic growth in Indonesia and Singapore, while the Granger causality test shows that there is feedback or bi-directional causality between exports and economic growth only in Indonesia and Philippines.

JEL classification: C22; F14; F43;
Keywords: export; economic growth; cointegration; causality test.

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Economic Journal of Emerging Markets (EJEM)
ISSN 2086-3128 (print), ISSN 2502-180X (online)
Published by:
Center for Economic Studies, Department of Economics,
Universitas Islam Indonesia, Indonesia.

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