The Services Sector's Contribution as Well as Pollution Implication in the Malaysian Economy: An Input-Output Approach

13 Pages Posted: 26 Sep 2007

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Abul Quasem Al-Amin

National University of Malaysia - UKM

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM)

Abdul Hamid Jaafar

National University of Malaysia

Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Elias Hossain

Rajshahi University - Department of Social Work

Date Written: September 25, 2007

Abstract

This paper analyzes the contribution of services sector as well as pollution implication of services sector for the production of different industries in the Malaysian economy. In the first part, the purpose of this paper is to provide direct and indirect service intensities that reveal the contribution of services sector in the Malaysian economy. And, in the second part, the quantitative assessment of selected air emissions of services sector in the economy is revealed during the time period 1991 to 2000. The findings indicate that the contribution of services sector almost steady during the time period and direct and indirect intensities of other sectors, transport & communication, trade, financial related service, public service and entertainment sectors are quite significant; however the CO, CO2, SO2 and NOx emissions from the selected sectors are quite high in 2000 compared to 1991.

Keywords: Services sector, Pollution, Input-Output, Malaysian economy

JEL Classification: G20, N5, A19

Suggested Citation

Al-Amin, Abul Quasem and Siwar, Chamhuri and Jaafar, Abdul Hamid and Mazumder, Mohammad Nurul Huda and Hossain, Elias, The Services Sector's Contribution as Well as Pollution Implication in the Malaysian Economy: An Input-Output Approach (September 25, 2007). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1017181 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1017181

Abul Quasem Al-Amin (Contact Author)

National University of Malaysia - UKM ( email )

Chamhuri Siwar

National University of Malaysia (UKM) ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor
Malaysia

Abdul Hamid Jaafar

National University of Malaysia ( email )

43600 Bandar Baru Bangi
Bangi, Selangor 06010
Malaysia

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Mohammad Nurul Huda Mazumder

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

No Address Available

Elias Hossain

Rajshahi University - Department of Social Work ( email )

Rajshahi, 6205
Bangladesh

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