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Financial globalization and the raising of public debt

  • Marina Azzimonti

    (Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia)

  • Eva de Francisco

    ()

    (Department of Economics, Towson University)

  • Vincenzo Quadrini

    (Department of Economics, University of Southern California)

During the last three decades the stock of government debt has increased in most developed countries. During the same period inter- national capital markets have been liberalized. In this paper we de- velop a two-country political economy model with incomplete markets and endogenous government borrowing and show that countries choose higher levels of public debt when nancial markets are internationally integrated.

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Paper provided by Towson University, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2011-03.

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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2011
Date of revision: Mar 2011
Handle: RePEc:tow:wpaper:2011-03
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