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How does democracy affect public debt? Evidence from the Arab world

Nouha Bougharriou, Walid Benayed and Foued Badr Gabsi

No 2018-54, Economics Discussion Papers from Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW Kiel)

Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of democracy on public debt in the Arab world over the period 2002-2013. The results confirm the existence of an inverted-U relationship between democracy and public debt. This supports the hypothesis that some level of democracy is required to control public debt.

Keywords: democracy; public debt; non-linear dynamic panel; arab world (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D72 H60 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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