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External debt and worsening business cycles in less developed countries

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  • H.M. Leung
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    Less developed countries (LDCs) have seen considerable business cycles in recent decades. At the same time they have significantly increased their external-debt-to-GDP ratios. It seems natural to suspect that increased indebtedness and the amplified cycles are linked. The paper presents a simple macroeconomic model to formalize this connection. External debt is the novelty of this model. The paper's main contribution is to calibrate the dynamic parameter using the World Development Indicator. It is found that the LDC dynamic behavior is generally non-oscillatory. Alarmingly though, the dynamic convergent system in the 1970s has been replaced by one of divergence.

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    Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal Journal of Economic Studies.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2003)
    Issue (Month): 2 (May)
    Pages: 155-168

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    Handle: RePEc:eme:jespps:v:30:y:2003:i:2:p:155-168

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    Keywords: Business cycles; Debt; Developing countries;

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    Cited by:
    1. Orlando Gomes, 2006. "Routes to chaos in macroeconomic theory," Journal of Economic Studies, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 33(6), pages 437-468, November.
    2. Asongu, Simplice A, 2013. "How has politico-economic liberalization affected financial allocation efficiency? Fresh African evidence," MPRA Paper 44995, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Asongu Simplice, 2012. "Financial development dynamic thresholds of financial globalization: evidence from Africa," Working Papers 12/020, African Governance and Development Institute..

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