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A Note On Human Capital And The Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle

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  • MARGARITA KATSIMI
  • THOMAS MOUTOS

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In this paper we re-examine the Feldstein-Horioka finding of limited international capital mobility by using a broader view (i.e. including human capital) of investment and saving. We find that the decline in the economic significance of the Feldstein-Horioka result, found in studies using more recent data, holds also for our broader definition of saving and investment. Copyright � 2009 The Authors. Journal compilation � 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.

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Volume (Year): 77 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (06)
Pages: 398-409

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Handle: RePEc:bla:manchs:v:77:y:2009:i:3:p:398-409

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  1. Chu, Kam Hon, 2012. "The Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle and Spurious Ratio Correlation," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 292-309.

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