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The impacts of International Financial Crisis on Saudi Arabia Economy: Evidence from Asymmetric SVAR modelling


  • Hassan B. Ghassan

    () (Umm Al-Qura Univesity Saudi Arabia)

  • Hassan R. Alhajhoj
  • Mohammed Kbiri Alaoui


This paper aims to measure the impacts of International Financial Crisis on the performance of the Saudi Arabian economy from 1968 to 2010. Linear and non-linear SVAR methodologies are used to exhibit the interdependence between the process of international liquidity, net-exports and economic growth. The empirical models show that the impacts of international financial crisis lead to an immediate drop in the net-exports and conduct to reduce gradually real economic growth during roughly three years. In the horizon, the variation in economic growth is largely attributed to domestic supply shocks, but negative shocks of international financial markets drove to reduce the economic growth in the long-run by 1.04%

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  • Hassan B. Ghassan & Hassan R. Alhajhoj & Mohammed Kbiri Alaoui, 2013. "The impacts of International Financial Crisis on Saudi Arabia Economy: Evidence from Asymmetric SVAR modelling," Journal of Reviews on Global Economics, Lifescience Global, vol. 2, pages 390-406.
  • Handle: RePEc:lif:jrgelg:v:2:y:2013:p:390-406

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    Cited by:

    1. Ghassan, Hassan B. & Al-Jefri, Essam H., 2016. "الحساب الجاري للاقتصاد السعودي عبر نموذج داخلي الزمن دلائل من منهجية نموذج التقهقر الذاتي البنيوي
      [The Current Account of Saudi Economy through Intertemporal Model: Evidence from SVAR]
      ," MPRA Paper 80302, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Jun 2017.
    2. Hassan B. Ghassan & Hassan R. Al-Hajhoj & Faruk Balli, 2018. "Bi-Demographic Changes and Current Account using SVAR Modeling: Evidence from Saudi Economy," Papers 1803.11161,, revised Apr 2018.

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    Financial Crisis; International Liquidity; Asymmetric SVAR Model; Saudi Arabia;

    JEL classification:

    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets


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