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Saving Behaviour Under Imperfect Financial Markets and the Current Account Consequences

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  • Liu, L.Y.
  • Woo, W.T.

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The authors seek to establish the general empirical importance of investment-motivated saving. Their hypothesis is that inadequate financial intermediation will induce agents to save more in order to undertake lumpy physical investment in the future. The result is a positive relationship between the degree of capital market imperfection and the size of the private saving rate. A simulation exercise calibrated on Taiwan found a close match between the simulated and actual data. Regression analysis established that the private saving rate was negatively related to the level of financial market sophistication. Copyright 1994 by Royal Economic Society.

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Paper provided by California Davis - Institute of Governmental Affairs in its series Papers with number 413.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 1992
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Handle: RePEc:fth:caldav:413

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Postal: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS, INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS, RESEARCH PROGRAM IN APPLIED MACROECONOMICS AND MACRO POLICY, DAVIS CALIFORNIA 95616 U.S.A.

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Keywords: financial market ; information ; economic models;

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  1. Robert A. Blecker, 1998. "International Capital Mobility, Macroeconomic Imbalances, and the Risk of Global Contraction," SCEPA working paper series. SCEPA's main areas of research are macroeconomic policy, inequality and poverty, and globalization. 1998-10, Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis (SCEPA), The New School, revised Nov 2000.
  2. Robert C. Feenstra & Wen Hai & Wing T. Woo & Shunli Yao, 1998. "The US-China Bilateral Trade Balance: Its Size and Determinants," NBER Working Papers 6598, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Wing Thye Woo, 2007. "The Challenges of Governance Structure, Trade Disputes and Natural Environment to China's Growth," CASE Network Studies and Analyses 0349, CASE-Center for Social and Economic Research.
  4. Mumtaz Hussain & Oscar Brookins, 2001. "On the determinants of national saving: An extreme-bounds analysis," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer, vol. 137(1), pages 150-174, March.
  5. Maxwell Fry, 1998. "Savings, Investment, Growth and Financial Distortions in Pacific Asia and Other Developing Areas," International Economic Journal, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 12(1), pages 1-24.
  6. Wing Thye Woo, 2004. "Les obstacles structurels au contrôle macroéconomique en Chine," Revue d'Économie Financière, Programme National Persée, vol. 77(4), pages 225-255.
  7. Andrus Oks, 2001. "Efficiency Of The Financial Intermediaries And Economic Growth In Ceec," University of Tartu - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration Working Paper Series 8, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University of Tartu (Estonia).
  8. Wing Thye Woo, 2006. "The Structural Nature of Internal and External Imbalances in China," Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 4(1), pages 1-19.
  9. Been-Lon Chen & Yeong-Yuh Chiang & Ping Wang, 2000. "Credit Market Imperfections, Financial Activity and Economic Growth," Vanderbilt University Department of Economics Working Papers 0020, Vanderbilt University Department of Economics.
  10. Woo, Wing Thye, 2011. "China's economic growth engine: The likely types of hardware failure, software failure and power supply failure," BOFIT Discussion Papers 8/2011, Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition.

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