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A Time Series Approach to the Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle with Panel Data from the OECD Countries

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  • Kumar, Saten
  • Rao, B. Bhaskara

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The Pedroni method is used to estimate the Feldstein-Horioka equation from 1960-2007 with a panel of 13 OECD countries. It is found that the Feldstein-Horioka puzzle exists in a weaker form with a much reduced saving retention coefficient. The Bretton Woods agreement in particular has weakened the Feldstein-Horioka puzzle by significantly improving the international capital mobility. In comparison the Maastricht agreement seems to have improved capital mobility only by a small magnitude. The structural break tests of Westerlund are used in this paper.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 18464.

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Keywords: Feldstein-Horioka puzzle; Structural breaks; Bretton Woods and Maastricht agreements; International capital mobility;

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  1. Kumar, Saten & Rao, B. Bhaskara, 2012. "Error-correction based panel estimates of the demand for money of selected Asian countries with the extreme bounds analysis," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 29(4), pages 1181-1188.
  2. Ketenci, Natalya, 2012. "The Feldstein–Horioka Puzzle and structural breaks: Evidence from EU members," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 29(2), pages 262-270.
  3. Ketenci, Natalya, 2013. "The Feldstein–Horioka puzzle in groupings of OECD members: A panel approach," Research in Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 67(1), pages 76-87.
  4. Saten Kumar & Rahul Sen & Sadhana Srivastava, 2014. "Does Economic Integration Stimulate Capital Mobility? An Analysis of Four Regional Economic Communities in Africa," Working Papers, Auckland University of Technology, Department of Economics 2014-05, Auckland University of Technology, Department of Economics.
  5. Natalya Ketenci, N., 2010. "The Feldstein Horioka Puzzle by groups of OECD members: the panel approach," MPRA Paper 25848, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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