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Structural Cointegration Analysis of Private and Public Investment


  • Rosemary Rossiter

    (Department of Economics, Ohio University, U.S.A.)


A structural cointegration approach is used to investigate the relationship between public and private investment, based on dataseries which include software in the definitions of investment. Empirical evidence for equipment suggests crowding out. However structures shows crowding in, supporting the infrastructure hypothesis.

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  • Rosemary Rossiter, 2002. "Structural Cointegration Analysis of Private and Public Investment," International Journal of Business and Economics, College of Business and College of Finance, Feng Chia University, Taichung, Taiwan, vol. 1(1), pages 59-68, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:ijb:journl:v:1:y:2002:i:1:p:59-68

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    1. Muyambiri, Brian & Chiwira, Oscar & Enowbi Batuo, Michael & Chiranga, Ngonidzashe, 2010. "The Causal Relationship between Private and Public Investment in Zimbabwe," MPRA Paper 26671, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Ghassan, Hassan B., 2011. "Public and Private Investment in Saudi Economy: Evidence from Weak Exogeneity and Bound Cointegration Tests," MPRA Paper 56537, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Hassan B. GHASSAN & Hassan R. ALHAJHOJ, 2012. "Bound Cointegration Test on Private Investment’s Equation: Evidence from Saudi Economy," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 12(1).
    4. Abdul Rashid, 2005. "Public / Private Investment Linkages: A Multivariate Cointegration Analysis," The Pakistan Development Review, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics, vol. 44(4), pages 805-817.
    5. Ghassan, Hassan B. & AlDehailan, Salman, 2009. "اختبار التكامل المشترك غير الخطي بين الاستثمار الحكومي والاستثمار الخاص في الاقتصاد السعودي
      [Test of Non Linear Cointegration between Government Investment and Private Investment in Saudi Arabia Ec
      ," MPRA Paper 56376, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 04 Dec 2009.

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    structural cointegration approach; public investment;

    JEL classification:

    • C50 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - General
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E69 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Other


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