Does Islamic bank financing contribute to economic growth? The Malaysian case

Nejib Hachicha, Amine Ben Amar
  • International Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Finance and Management, August 2015, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/imefm-07-2014-0063

Islamic Banking and Economic Growth

What is it about?

The purpose of this paper is to investigate empirically the impact of the Islamic Bank Financing on Malaysia’s economic growth over the period 2000Q1-2011Q4.

Why is it important?

This paper provides a further contribution to the rare empirical literature relative to the impact of the Islamic finance on growth by determining the elasticity of economic growth with respect to Islamic bank financing in Malaysia.


Amine Ben Amar
Universite Paris Dauphine

This study suggests to strengthen the weight of the PLS-based instruments in the loan portfolios of the Malaysian Islamic banks in order to improve the efficiency of the Malaysian Islamic banks.

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