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The Saving-Investment Relationships: A Markov Switching Causality Analysis Of Cote D´Ivoire And Ghana

  • AKA, Bedia F.


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    This paper investigates the empirical saving-investment relationships for Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana over the period 1960–1998, using a Markov Switching VAR model. We find regime-dependent causality from saving to investment in Côte d’Ivoire but not in Ghana. In terms of Feldstein and Horioka (1980) capital mobility hypothesis these findings suggest a more capital mobility in Ghana than in Côte d’Ivoire implying that foreign capital flows towards Côte d’Ivoire and not to Ghana during the studied period.

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    Article provided by Euro-American Association of Economic Development in its journal Applied Econometrics and International Development.

    Volume (Year): 7 (2007)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 155-162

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    Handle: RePEc:eaa:aeinde:v:7:y:2007:i:2_13
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