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https://doi.org/10.17535/crorr.2021.0008

A Test of the validity of Crowding-out (or- in) hypothesis: A new examination of link between public borrowing and private investment in Emerging Europe

Mehmed Ganic orcid id orcid.org/0000-0003-1919-1321 ; Faculty of Business and Administration, International University of Sarajevo
Lejla Hodzic ; Faculty of Business and Administration, International University of Sarajevo
Ognjen Ridic ; Faculty of Business and Administration, International University of Sarajevo


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str. 91-103

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This study seeks to test the existence of the crowding-out (or- in) hypothesis in a sample of 17 Emerging Europe countries divided in two panels. The study employs a panel autoregressive distributed lag (ARDL) model based on three estimators, Mean Group Estimator (MG), Pooled Mean Group (PMG) and Dynamic Fixed Effect (DFE), in order to evaluate the of stability of short run and long run coefficients using consistently compiled public borrowing and private investment data between 2000 and 2019. The empirical findings of the paper generally confirm the existence of a crowding out effect in both long run and short run in European post-transition countries, and in the long run for European transition countries. More specifically, elasticity of private investment with respect to public debt is greater in the European transition countries than in the European post-transition countries. However, the findings on the crowding out (in) effect of government spending and economic growth on private investment are mixed and conflicting in both the long run and the short run. Accordingly, the study recommends that selected countries should reassess their austerity agendas employed for lowering debt levels, and follow new strategies for managing public debt burden.

Ključne riječi

Crowding (-in) out hypothesis, public debt, private investment, European transition and post-transition countries

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259477

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https://hrcak.srce.hr/259477

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