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The Linkage Between Public and Private Investment: A Co-integration Analysis of a Panel of Developing Countries

  • Lutfi Erden

    (Hacettepe University)

  • Randall G. Holcombe

    ()

    (Florida State University)

This study uses panel data from 19 developing countries from 1980 to 1997 to examine the impact of public investment on private investment. A model is developed to identify both the short run and long-run effects of public investment on private investment, builds in the role of uncertainty on investment, and uses co-integration tests on panel data to check the time series properties of the data. The empirical results show that public investment is complementary to private investment in developing economies, and that credit constraints restrict the amount of private investment.

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Article provided by Eastern Economic Association in its journal Eastern Economic Journal.

Volume (Year): 32 (2006)
Issue (Month): 3 (Summer)
Pages: 479-492

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