Wamboye, Evelyn (2012): External debt, trade and FDI on economic growth of least developed countries. Forthcoming in:
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This study evaluates the impact of public external debt on long term economic growth of forty least developed countries (LDCs). Arellano-Bond SGMM method is used on unbalanced panel data spanning from 1975 to 2010. A comparative analysis based on different debt specifications and samples is provided. Overall, our findings suggest that high external debt depresses economic growth, regardless of the nature of the debt. Furthermore, debt relief initiatives are crucial as evidenced in the lower negative debt effects on growth in HIPCs sub-sample relative to non-HIPCs. Additionally, trade, initial values of FDI and ODA matter in economic growth of LDCs.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||External debt, trade and FDI on economic growth of least developed countries|
|Keywords:||LDCs, External Debt, Economic Growth, HIPCs|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O4 - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity > O47 - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
F - International Economics > F3 - International Finance > F34 - International Lending and Debt Problems
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O5 - Economywide Country Studies > O57 - Comparative Studies of Countries
|Depositing User:||Evelyn Wamboye|
|Date Deposited:||26. May 2012 23:56|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 09:20|
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