IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/p/agi/wpaper/00000104.html
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The 'Real' Explanation of the Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle

Author

Listed:
  • Ford, Nicholas
  • Horioka, Charles Yuji

Abstract

This paper shows that global capital markets cannot, by themselves, chieve net transfers of financial capital between countries and that both the integration of global financial markets as well as the integration of global goods markets are needed to achieve net transfers of capital between countries. Frictions (barriers to mobility) in one or both of these markets can impede net transfers of capital between countries, produce the Feldstein and Horioka (1980) results, and prevent real interest rates from being equalized across countries. Moreover, there is empirical evidence that barriers to the mobility of goods and services are an important obstacle to international capital mobility.

Suggested Citation

  • Ford, Nicholas & Horioka, Charles Yuji, 2016. "The 'Real' Explanation of the Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle," AGI Working Paper Series 2016-07, Asian Growth Research Institute.
  • Handle: RePEc:agi:wpaper:00000104
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: http://id.nii.ac.jp/1270/00000104/
    Download Restriction: no

    File URL: https://agi.repo.nii.ac.jp/?action=repository_action_common_download&item_id=125&item_no=1&attribute_id=22&file_no=1
    Download Restriction: no

    Other versions of this item:

    References listed on IDEAS

    as
    1. Maurice Obstfeld & Kenneth Rogoff, 2001. "The Six Major Puzzles in International Macroeconomics: Is There a Common Cause?," NBER Chapters,in: NBER Macroeconomics Annual 2000, Volume 15, pages 339-412 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Feldstein, Martin & Horioka, Charles, 1980. "Domestic Saving and International Capital Flows," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 90(358), pages 314-329, June.
    3. Apergis, Nicholas & Tsoumas, Chris, 2009. "A survey of the Feldstein-Horioka puzzle: What has been done and where we stand," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 63(2), pages 64-76, June.
    4. Eaton, Jonathan & Kortum, Samuel & Neiman, Brent, 2016. "Obstfeld and Rogoff׳s international macro puzzles: a quantitative assessment," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 72(C), pages 5-23.
    5. Mishkin, Frederic S, 1984. " Are Real Interest Rates Equal across Countries? An Empirical Investigation of International Parity Conditions," Journal of Finance, American Finance Association, vol. 39(5), pages 1345-1357, December.
    Full references (including those not matched with items on IDEAS)

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. Charles Yuji Horioka & Nicholas Ford, 2016. "A Possible Explanation of the ‘Exchange Rate Disconnect Puzzle’: A Common Solution to Three Major Macroeconomic Puzzles?," ISER Discussion Paper 0977, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
    2. repec:taf:apeclt:v:24:y:2017:i:13:p:918-922 is not listed on IDEAS
    3. Nicholas Ford & Charles Yuji Horioka, 2017. "The ‘real’ explanation of the PPP puzzle," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(5), pages 325-328, March.
    4. Horioka, Charles Yuji & Ford, Nicholas, 2017. "The Solution to the Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle," AGI Working Paper Series 2017-17, Asian Growth Research Institute.
    5. Eaton, Jonathan & Kortum, Samuel & Neiman, Brent, 2016. "Obstfeld and Rogoff׳s international macro puzzles: a quantitative assessment," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 72(C), pages 5-23.
    6. repec:eco:journ1:2017-04-83 is not listed on IDEAS

    More about this item

    Keywords

    Barriers to capital mobility; Feldstein-Horioka paradox; Feldstein-Horioka puzzle; financial market integration; goods market integration; international capital flows; international capital mobility; net transfers of capital; real interest rate equalization; real interest rate parity; saving-investment correlations; trade frictions; Barriers to capital mobility; Feldstein-Horioka paradox; Feldstein-Horioka puzzle; financial market integration; goods market integration; international capital flows; international capital mobility; net transfers of capital; real interest rate equalization; real interest rate parity; saving-investment correlations; trade frictions; F21; F32; F36; G15;

    JEL classification:

    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F32 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Current Account Adjustment; Short-term Capital Movements
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:agi:wpaper:00000104. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Kazuki Tamura). General contact details of provider: http://edirc.repec.org/data/icseajp.html .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If CitEc recognized a reference but did not link an item in RePEc to it, you can help with this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.