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Saving-Investment Nexus In Developing Countries: Does Financial Development Matter?

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  • OLUWATOSIN ADENIYI

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    (Center for the Study of the Economies of Africa, Nigeria)

  • FESTUS O. EGWAIKHIDE

    (University of Ibadan, Nigeria)

Abstract

The Feldstein-Horioka puzzle is re-examined using a sample of 20 sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) countries. Unlike the extant literature we demonstrate the expediency of sustenance of financial sector reforms for the saving-investment nexus in SSA. Findings showed saving retention coefficients similar in magnitude to those already reported for developing countries, particularly SSA. In addition, however, the results uncovered a telling intervening role for financial deepening in the saving-investment space. Going forward, the precise nature and corresponding policy implications of this role should form an integral part of discussions in both academic and policy circles.

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Article provided by Chung-Ang Unviersity, Department of Economics in its journal Journal Of Economic Development.

Volume (Year): 38 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 119-140

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Handle: RePEc:jed:journl:v:38:y:2013:i:2:p:119-140

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Keywords: Feldstein-Horioka Coefficient; Panel Mean Reversion; Fixed Effects; Sub Saharan Africa;

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