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The Impact of Government Debt on Growth. An Empirical Investigation for the Euro Area

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  • Cristina Checherita-Westphal
  • Philipp Rother

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This paper investigates the average impact of government debt on per capita gdp growth in twelve euro area countries over a period of about 40 years starting in 1970. It finds a nonlinear impact of debt on growth with a turning point ?beyond which the government debt-to-gdp ratio has a deleterious impact on long-term growth? at about 90-100% of gdp. Confidence intervals for the debt turning point suggest that the negative growth effect of high debt may start already from levels of around 70-80% of gdp, which calls for even more prudent indebtedness policies. From a policy perspective, the results provide additional arguments for debt reduction to support longer-term economic growth prospects.

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 62 (2011)
Issue (Month): 6 ()
Pages: 1015-1029

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  1. Romero, Alfredo A. & Burkey, Mark L., 2011. "Debt Overhang in the Eurozone: A Spatial Panel Analysis," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 41(1), pages 49-63, Summer.

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