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Savings behaviour in South Asia

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  • Agrawal, Pradeep
  • Sahoo, Pravakar
  • Dash, Ranjan Kumar

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Savings behaviour is important because of the close relation between savings and growth. Thus this paper presents individual country analysis of the savings behaviour in five main South Asian countries, namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, using modern time series procedures. Our results show savings in South Asia are mainly determined by income, access to banking institutions, foreign savings rate and dependency rate. The impact of the real interest rate on savings is minor and inconclusive.

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  • Agrawal, Pradeep & Sahoo, Pravakar & Dash, Ranjan Kumar, 2009. "Savings behaviour in South Asia," Journal of Policy Modeling, Elsevier, vol. 31(2), pages 208-224.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jpolmo:v:31:y:2009:i:2:p:208-224
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