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“Debt-growth linkages in EMU across countries and time horizons”

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  • Simón Sosvilla-Rivero

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    (AQR Research Group-IREA. University of Barcelona)

  • Marta Gómez-Puig

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    (Complutense Institute for International Studies, University Complutense of Madrid)

This paper contributes to the literature by empirically examining whether the influence of public debt on economic growth differs between the short and the long run and presents different patterns across euro-area countries. To this end, we use annual data from both central and peripheral countries of the European Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) for the 1960-2012 period and estimate a growth model augmented for public debt using the Autoregressive Distributed Lag (ARDL) bounds testing approach. Our findings tend to support the view that public debt always has a negative impact on the long-run performance of EMU countries, whilst its short-run effect may be positive depending on the country.

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Paper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 201610.

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Length: 37 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2016
Date of revision: Apr 2016
Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:201610
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