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Public debt and financial development: A theoretical exploration

  • Ismihan, Mustafa
  • Ozkan, F. Gulcin

In countries where the government is the major recipient of bank lending, public debt is likely to harm financial development. Moreover, the lower the financial depth, the greater the adverse effects of public borrowing on financial development and macroeconomic outcomes.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 348-351

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