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Zakat distribution and growth in the federal territory of Malaysia

Yusoff, Mohammed and Densumite, Sorfina (2012) Zakat distribution and growth in the federal territory of Malaysia. Journal of Economics and Behavioral Studies, 4 (8). pp. 449-456. ISSN 2220-6140

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This research paper aims to examine the impact of zakat distribution on growth in the Federal Territory Malaysia. Specifically, an econometric study is carried out to examine the ability of zakat expenditure to affect real economic growth in the Federal Territory Malaysia by employing various econometric procedures such as the unit root tests, the cointegration tests, the vector error-correction model (VECM), and the Granger causality tests. The findings of the study suggest that zakat expenditure has a positive relationship with real GDP in the long-run. The Granger causality test indicates that zakat spending causes real economic growth with no feedback. In other words, zakat expenditure could boost GDP in the Federal Territory Malaysia both in the short-run and long-run.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4178/25757
Uncontrolled Keywords: zakat, growth, GDP, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance > HJ7451 Expenditures. Government spending
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Economics
Depositing User: Professor Mohammed Yusoff
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2012 14:59
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 09:07
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/25757

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