The Impact of Public Debt on the Economic Growth of Jordan: An Empirical Study (2000- 2015)

Tawfiq Ahmad Mousa, Abdullah M Shawawreh

Abstract


In the last two decades, Jordan’s economy has been relied on public debt in order to enhance the economic growth. As such, an understanding  of the dynamics between public debt and economic growth is very important in addressing the obstacles to economic growth. The study investigates the impact of public debt on economic growth using data from 2000 to 2015. The study employs least squares method and regression model to capture the impact of public debt on economic growth. The results of the analysis indicate that there is a negative impact of total public debt, especially the external debt on economic growth. 


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/afr.v6n2p114

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