The smooth-saving-retention-coefficient with country-size

Tsungwu Ho*, Ho Chuan Huang

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The study uses data on 14 countries (Taylor, 1994) to investigate if the saving-retention coefficient varies with country size. A novel semiparametric smooth-coefficient approach of Koop and Tobias (2005) is employed to make posterior inference via the Gibbs sampler algorithm. Empirical results show an overwhelming evidence in support of a positive (nonlinear) relationship between the saving-retention coefficient and country size.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Economics Letters
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Mar 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics


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