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Evidencia empirica sobre deuda externa, inversion, y crecimiento en Mexico, 1980-2003
[Empirical evidence on foreign debt, investment, and growth in Mexico, 1980-2003]

  • Flores Prieto, Pedro
  • Fullerton, Thomas M., Jr.
  • Andrade Olivas, Cesar

Under some conditions, it is possible that foreign debt can cause fixed investment in a country to decline. Under those circumstances, economic growth will turn negative. This theoretical possibility is known as the debt overhang hypothesis. This study investigates the debt overhang hypothesis for Mexico between 1980 and 2003. Parameter estimation results offer partial empirical evidence in favor of this hypothesis. Simulation results exhibit a high degree of correlation with actual sample data.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 9497.

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Date of creation: Apr 2007
Date of revision: Apr 2007
Publication status: Published in Analisis Economico 50.22(2007): pp. 149-171
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:9497
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