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On the Impact of Openness and Regulatory Quality on Saving- Investment Dynamics in Emerging Economies

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  • Atul DAR
  • Sal AMIRKHALKHALI

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This paper attempts to quantify the significance of the domestic saving effort for investment rates in a group of 25 emerging economies over the 1985-2006 period using a varying-coefficients, error-correction model. The model is also used to empirically examine how that significance is influenced by the degree of openness, and by the regulatory framework. Our empirical results provide support for the view that investment rates are not unduly constrained by domestic saving in emerging economies. This is generally more so for relatively open economies, as well as ones with better regulatory quality.

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  • Atul DAR & Sal AMIRKHALKHALI, 2011. "On the Impact of Openness and Regulatory Quality on Saving- Investment Dynamics in Emerging Economies," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 11(2).
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:aeinde:v:11:y:2011:i:2_2
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    1. Smruti Ranjan BEHERA, 2015. "Saving-investment Dynamics and capital Mobility in the BRICS," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 15(1), pages 5-16.
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    Keywords

    Saving-Investment; Openness; Regulatory Quality; Varying Coefficients; Error-Correction Model;

    JEL classification:

    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity

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