The saving-retention coefficient and country-size: The Feldstein-Horioka puzzle reconsidered

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Abstract

Baxter and Crucini [Am. Economic Rev. 83 (1993) 416] propose a country-size argument to explain the Feldstein-Horioka puzzle. This paper augments the empirical literature by examining the threshold effect of country-size, measured by relative GNP share, on the magnitude of saving-retention coefficient. Evidence from a panel of 23 OECD countries indicates that the saving-retention coefficient increase as the relative GNP share becomes larger, which substantially supports the country-size argument.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)387-396
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Macroeconomics
Volume25
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Country-size
  • Saving-retention coefficients
  • Thresholds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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