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Dette publique, croissance et bien-être : une perspective de long terme

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  • Alexandru Minea

    () (CERDI - Centre d'Études et de Recherches sur le Développement International - UdA - Université d'Auvergne - Clermont-Ferrand I - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

  • Patrick Villieu

    () (LEO - Laboratoire d'économie d'Orleans - UO - Université d'Orléans - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

Abstract

We develop a simple theoretical growth model to deal with long term public debt, in accordance to stylized facts. We study the effect of a permanent increase in public debt on economic growth, and show that these effects, always negative (or neutral), depend in their magnitude on the adjustment variable to the increase of the debt burden in the Government constraint. Finally, we show that, contrary to economic growth effects, the welfare effects of a permanent increase in the debt burden may be positive. We thus emphasize the existence of an optimal public debt to GDP ratio.

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  • Alexandru Minea & Patrick Villieu, 2011. "Dette publique, croissance et bien-être : une perspective de long terme," Working Papers halshs-00829647, HAL.
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    1. Alexandru Minea & Patrick Villieu, 2009. "Investissement public et effets non linéaires des déficits budgétaires," Recherches économiques de Louvain, De Boeck Université, vol. 75(3), pages 281-311.
    2. Alexandru Minea & Patrick Villieu, 2009. "Investissement public et effets non linéaires des déficits budgétaires," Recherches économiques de Louvain, De Boeck Université, vol. 75(3), pages 281-311.
    3. Alexandru Minea & Patrick Villieu, 2009. "Investissement public et effets non linéaires des déficits budgétaires," Recherches économiques de Louvain, De Boeck Université, vol. 75(3), pages 281-311.
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    1. Izu, Akhenaton, 2014. "Crise de la dette et détresse sociale du peuple congolais
      [Debt crisis and social distress of the Congolese]
      ," MPRA Paper 64186, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 05 Feb 2015.

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