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The Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle Revisited: An ???European-Regional??? Perspective

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  • J??r??me Hericourt

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  • Mathilde Maurel

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The purpose of this paper consists in assessing the extent of financial integration in European Union using the Feldstein-Horioka criterion. More precisely, we test the cross-correlation of savings and investment rates across European Union regions, using NUTS 2 data coming from Eurostat regional database, over the period 1995-2000. Several important outcomes are reported by our article: if financial integration seems to be realized across all the regions forming European Union, the Feldstein-Horioka criterion keeps emphasizing differences between small and big countries, the later being less integrated at the regional level. Furthermore, the testing of the relationship between savings and investment in consistent sub-groups of regions (designed according to geographical, historical or economic criteria) emphasize that financial integration can be higher at the regional level.

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  • J??r??me Hericourt & Mathilde Maurel, 2000. "The Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle Revisited: An ???European-Regional??? Perspective," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series wp763, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  • Handle: RePEc:wdi:papers:2005-763
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    1. Loesse Esso, 2012. "Re-examining the saving-investment nexus: threshold cointegration and causality evidence from the ECOWAS," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 45(3), pages 193-220, August.
    2. Ricardo Bebczuk & Klaus Schmidt-Hebbel, 2010. "Revisiting the Feldstein-Horioka Puzzle: An institutional sector view," Económica, Departamento de Economía, Facultad de Ciencias Económicas, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, vol. 0, pages 69-104, January-D.
    3. Dabrowski, Marek, 2006. "Rethinking balance-of-payments constraints in a globalized world," MPRA Paper 11962, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. Peter Debaere & Ufuk Demiroglu, 2008. "International Saving, Investment and Trade," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 19(5), pages 613-627, November.

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    Keywords

    regional savings; investment; capital market; capital flows;

    JEL classification:

    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets

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