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Consumption-led expansions

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  • Enisse Kharroubi
  • Emanuel Kohlscheen

GDP growth has increasingly been led by consumption. However, consumption-led expansions tend to be significantly weaker than when growth is driven by other components of aggregate demand, often because of the build-up of imbalances. We show that while factors such as credit growth and rising house prices can boost consumption in the short run, the incidence of consumption-led growth and rising debt service ratios significantly dampen growth in the medium to long run. Policies that address the build-up of imbalances and strengthen investment are therefore central to fostering durable growth.

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Volume (Year): (2017)
Issue (Month): (March)
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Handle: RePEc:bis:bisqtr:1703e
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