Zakat distribution and macroeconomic performance: Empirical evidence of Indonesia

Ridwan, A. Muhtadi and Pimada, Laila M. and Asnawi, Nur (2019) Zakat distribution and macroeconomic performance: Empirical evidence of Indonesia.

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Abstract

Indonesia has a big potential in collecting zakat funds. The demography of Indonesia which has majority Muslim community is a condition that giving big chance to develop and manage this zakat funds. Providing empirical evidence, this study is intended to examine the effects of zakat on macroeconomic performance in Indonesia. The analysis technique of vector auto regression was chosen to show the illustration of the dynamic relationship between each variable. Using a sample of data from 2011-2017, it was found that zakat has a significant positive effect on economic growth. On the other hand, zakat also has a significant positive effect on inflation. The results of this study are expected to be able to stimulate the seriousness of the government and society in maximizing the potential of zakat as an instrument of the economic development of Indonesia.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: zakat; macroeconomic performance; economic growth; inflation
Divisions: Faculty of Economics > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: Heni Kurnia Ningsih
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2019 03:30

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