Discussion Paper

No. 2018-54 | July 09, 2018
How does democracy affect public debt? Evidence from the Arab world

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.

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H60, D72

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Nouha Bougharriou, Walid Benayed, and Foued Badr Gabsi (2018). How does democracy affect public debt? Evidence from the Arab world. Economics Discussion Papers, No 2018-54, Kiel Institute for the World Economy. http://www.economics-ejournal.org/economics/discussionpapers/2018-54


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