Public debt sustainability in Serbia before and during the global financial crisis

Andrić, Vladimir and Arsić, Milojko and Nojković, Aleksandra (2016) Public debt sustainability in Serbia before and during the global financial crisis. Economic Annals. pp. 47-77. ISSN 0013-3264

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Abstract

We have analyzed the behaviour of primary fiscal balance and public debt in Serbia before and in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. The results of our analysis are: i) public debt to GDP ratioexhibits (near) unit root behaviour with an overall upward time trend; ii) the response of primary fiscal balance to public debt has been insufficient to mean revert the upward trend in government debt; iii) the efforts of the Serbian government to repay the debt principal after the fiscal rule breach have not been persistent, providing empirical support to the fiscal fatigue hypothesis; iv) the government budget constraint has deteriorated since the beginning of the global financial crisis; v) the response of primary fiscal balance to public debt from the onset of the global financial crisis has dropped more severely in comparison to other European economies.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: COBISS.ID=512407906
Uncontrolled Keywords: Serbia, unit root tests, fiscal reaction functions, global financial crisis
M Category: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Depositing User: Jelena Banovic
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2017 13:49
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 13:49
URI: http://ebooks.ien.bg.ac.rs/id/eprint/1143

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