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A revisitation of the savings-growth nexus in Mexico

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  • Masih, Rumi
  • Peters, Sanjay
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    By employing tests for long-term causality, contrary to Sinha and Sinha (Economic Letters, 1998), in Mexico, savings is shown to precede growth. This paper further explores the complex dynamics of this inter-relationship to lend clarity to this nexus.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 107 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 3 (June)
    Pages: 318-320

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:107:y:2010:i:3:p:318-320

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    Keywords: Savings-growth Long-run relationship Cointegrating VARs Generalized impulse response functions;

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    1. Gu, Xinhua & Tam, Pui Sun, 2013. "The saving–growth–inequality triangle in China," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 850-857.
    2. Tang, Chor Foon & Tan, Bee Wah, 2014. "A revalidation of the savings–growth nexus in Pakistan," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 36(C), pages 370-377.

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