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Capital Mobility: An Application of Savings-Investment Link for Tunisia

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  • Solarin Sakiru Adebola

    (College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)

  • Jauhari Dahalan

    (College of Business, Universiti Utara Malaysia, Malaysia)

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The paper examines the degree of capital mobility in Tunisia for 1970 to 2009 period, using Feldstein and Horioka (1980) method of savings and investment comovement. We apply ARDL bound test to assess comovement between savings and investment; and to compute the savings retention ratio with FMOLS and DOLS as complements. The results reveal low capital mobility, in contrary to Maminingi (1997) who note perfect capital immobility in Tunisia. Hence, efforts should be made by the concerned authorities to evolve policies that will mobilize international capital into the country.

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  • Solarin Sakiru Adebola & Jauhari Dahalan, 2012. "Capital Mobility: An Application of Savings-Investment Link for Tunisia," International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, Econjournals, vol. 2(1), pages 1-11.
  • Handle: RePEc:eco:journ1:2012-01-1
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    1. Lim Chia Yien & Hussin Abdullah & Muhammad Azam, 2017. "Monetary Policy Inclusive Growth: Empirical Evidence from Malaysia," International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, Human Resource Management Academic Research Society, International Journal of Academic Research in Accounting, Finance and Management Sciences, vol. 7(1), pages 225-235, January.
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    Keywords

    Tunisia; Savings–Investment; ARDL; Causality;

    JEL classification:

    • C22 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes
    • E21 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Consumption; Saving; Wealth
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements

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