The Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle and Capital Mobility: A Review
This paper reviews how economists responded to the Feldstein-Horioka (FH) view that a high saving-investment association across OECD countries implied low capital mobility. This posed an uncomfortable puzzle since the conventional wisdom in most exchange rate and open-economy macroeconomic models was that capital mobility was high. In the face of a variety of replications, the FH result of a high cross-section association between saving and investment rates in OECD countries has remained remarkably robust. The debate over whether saving-investment comovements are informative about capital mobility is still unresolved although the skeptics appear to be in the ascendancy. Copyright @ 1998 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. All rights reserved.
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Volume (Year): 3 (1998)
Issue (Month): 2 (April)
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