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Testing for capital mobility: New evidence from a panel of G7 countries

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  • Narayan, Paresh Kumar
  • Narayan, Seema

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In this paper, we test the savings-investment relationship for the G7 countries. Upon applying the Gregory and Hansen [Gregory, A.W., Hansen, B.E., 1996. Residual-based tests for cointegration in models with regime shifts, J. Econ. 70, 99-126] residual-based structural break test for cointegration for each of the G7 countries, we did not find any evidence of a cointegrating relationship between savings and investment. Extending the analysis to a panel framework, we could not establish any evidence of panel cointegration. Taken together, our findings suggest that capital in these G7 countries is highly mobile since no long-term relationship exists between savings and investment.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Research in International Business and Finance.

Volume (Year): 24 (2010)
Issue (Month): 1 (January)
Pages: 15-23

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Handle: RePEc:eee:riibaf:v:24:y:2010:i:1:p:15-23

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Keywords: Savings-investment G7 countries Cointegration;

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  1. Solarin Sakiru Adebola & Jauhari Dahalan, 2012. "Capital Mobility: An Application of Savings-Investment Link for Tunisia," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 2(1), pages 1-11.
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  3. Guzel, Adnan & Ozdemir, Zeynel Abidin, 2011. "The Feldstein-Horioka puzzle in the presence of structural shifts: The case of Japan versus the USA," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 195-202, June.
  4. Ketenci, Natalya, 2013. "The Feldstein–Horioka puzzle in groupings of OECD members: A panel approach," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(1), pages 76-87.

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