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    The Feldstein-Horioka puzzle and capital mobility: a review

    Coakley, J. and Kulasi, F. and Smith, Ron P. (1998) The Feldstein-Horioka puzzle and capital mobility: a review. International Journal of Finance and Economics 3 (2), pp. 169-188. ISSN 1076-9307.

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    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 sceptics appear to be in the ascendancy.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Business and Law > Birkbeck Business School
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2020 18:14
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:03


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