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The Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle, Saving-Investment Causality and International Financial Market Integration

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  • Tsoukis, Christopher

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    (University of Hull)

  • Alyousha, Ahmed

    (Bahrain Centre for Studies and Research)

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We review the Feldstein-Horioka (1980) approach to the measurement of the degree of international capital mobility by the size of the saving-investment correlation; we conclude that it raises many problems. Instead, we employ Granger causality tests to measure capital mobility using quarterly data for a sample of 7 industrialised economies for a) the post-war period; and b) the 1980s and 1990s. For the cointegrated saving and investment ratios in the entire sample (Australia-UK), causality goes from saving to investment. For the single (German) cointe-grated pair of the 1980s and 1990s, causality runs in the opposite direction. We interpret this as evidence of increased international financial market integration post-1980.

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Article provided by Center for Economic Integration, Sejong University in its journal Journal of Economic Integration.

Volume (Year): 16 (2001)
Issue (Month): ()
Pages: 262-277

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Handle: RePEc:ris:integr:0164

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Keywords: International Financial Market Integration; Capital Mobility; Granger Causality;

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  1. Huseyin Kalyoncu & Naveed Naqvi & Christopher Tsoukis, 2004. "Industrial Production and the Current Account: Theory and Panel Data Evidence from the OECD," Money Macro and Finance (MMF) Research Group Conference 2004 72, Money Macro and Finance Research Group.
  2. Piotr Misztal, 2011. "The Feldstein-Horioka Hypothesis in Countries with Varied Levels of Economic Development," Contemporary Economics, University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, vol. 5(2), June.

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