Exchange rate regimes and the Feldstein-Horioka puzzle: The French evidence

Ozmen E. , Parmaksiz K.

Applied Economics, cilt.35, sa.2, ss.217-222, 2003 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/0003684021000025397
  • Dergi Adı: Applied Economics
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.217-222


This paper investigates whether the Feldstein and Horioka (Economic Journal, 90, 314-29, 1980) argument on domestic saving-investment relationship is supported by the French data when an endogenous structural break corresponding to a major policy regime change is taken into account. The evidence suggests that the saving-investment cointegration disappears after the estimated endogenous structural break point in 1973 coinciding with the end of the Bretton Woods system of fixed exchange rates. Consistent with a current account targeting policy, an investment-driven saving process appears to be the case for the fixed exchange rate regime period.