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The Quantity Approach of Financial Integration: The Feldstein-Horioka Criterion Revisited

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  • Lemmen, J.J.G.
  • Eijffinger, S.

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This paper applies the Feldstein-Horioka criterion, that is, the role of savings-investment correlations, to assess the degree of financial integration in the European Community. We establish a link between the Feldstein-Horioka criterion and three other criteria for financial integration: the covered, uncovered, and real interest parity condition. Subsequently, we evaluate the Feldstein-Horioka criterion for financial integration on the basis of its underlying assumptions. The paper performs both cross-section and time-series analyses of savings-investment correlations. The time-series analysis relies on the concept of cointegration. Our major finding is that the Feldstein-Horioka criterion—contrary to what is usually found in world financial markets—is able to explain an increasing degree of financial integration in the European Community. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995

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Paper provided by Tilburg - Center for Economic Research in its series Papers with number 9320.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 1993
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Keywords: savings ; investments ; capital market;

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  6. Herwartz, Helmut & Xu, Fang, 2007. "A functional coefficient model view of the Feldstein-Horioka puzzle," Economics Working Papers 2007,14, Christian-Albrechts-University of Kiel, Department of Economics.
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  9. Lemmen, J.J.G. & Eijffinger, S.C.W., 1996. "The Price Approach to Financial Integration: Decomposing European Money Market Interest Rate Differentials," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-73026, Tilburg University.
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