Title: An evidence of Feldstein-Horioka puzzle in selected Asian economies

Authors: Harwinder Kaur; Vishal Sarin

Addresses: Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University, Block 14, Room 309, Jalandhar-Delhi G.T. Road (NH-1), Phagwara, Punjab, 144411, India ' Mittal School of Business, Lovely Professional University, Block 14, Room 309, Jalandhar-Delhi G.T. Road (NH-1), Phagwara, Punjab, 144411, India

Abstract: The purpose of the study is to investigate the level of capital mobility in selected economies of Asia by testing the Feldstein-Horioka puzzle. This paper seeks to contribute to the study of relationship between savings and investment in a panel of eight Asian economies namely; China, Japan, India, Hong Kong, Iran, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand. Data for investment and savings over the period 1980-2016 has been compiled from the World Development Indicators (WDI) database 2016. Augmented Dickey Fuller test has been applied to confirm the non-stationarity of data. Then, panel cointegration method has been applied to examine the relationship between savings and investment for selected countries. Further, to estimate the value of β (saving retention coefficient) the study used fully modified OLS (FMOLS) and dynamic OLS (DOLS) techniques. The results show that saving and investment are co-integrated for selected panel and results of FMOLS and DOLS indicate a fall in the value of β after crises, which imply that these economies are becoming open to capital flows after Asian crises. Hence the study confirms the evidence of F-H puzzle to explain that high correlation between saving and investment implies lower capital mobility.

Keywords: Asian; capital mobility; co-integration; economies; Feldstein-Horioka; F-H; panel.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2018.10010295

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2018 Vol.21 No.4, pp.454 - 463

Received: 15 Apr 2017
Accepted: 30 Jun 2017

Published online: 22 Oct 2018 *

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