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An Empirical Investigation of the Determinants of Oman's National Savings

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  • Paresh Narayan

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    (Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Griffith University)

  • Saud AL Siyabi

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    (The Ministry of Finance, Muscat, Oman)

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In this note we examine the determinants of Oman's national savings for the period 1977-2003 using the bounds testing approach to cointegration. We use the ARDL model to estimate the long run and short run determinants of national savings. Our main finding is that the current account, the urbanisation rate and the money supply exert statistically significant impacts on Oman''s national savings in the long run.

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Article provided by AccessEcon in its journal Economics Bulletin.

Volume (Year): 3 (2005)
Issue (Month): 51 ()
Pages: 1-7

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Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-05c20067

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  1. Richard Cohn & Bharat Kolluri, 2003. "Determinants of household saving in the G-7 countries: recent evidence," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 35(10), pages 1199-1208.
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