Impact of External Debt on Economic Growth: The Role of Institutional Quality

Shi Ring, Teoh and Muhammad Asraf, Abdullah and Wan Sofiah, Meor Osman and Rosita, Hamdan and Josephine, Yau Tan Hwang and Abang Azlan, Mohamad and Mohd Khairul Hisyam, Hassan and Farah Dipah, Khalid (2021) Impact of External Debt on Economic Growth: The Role of Institutional Quality. International Journal of Academic Research in Economics and Management and Sciences,, 10 (3). pp. 223-236. ISSN 2226-3624

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Utilizing GMM panel data analysis, covering twenty-three samples of countries from 2011 to 2014, this study examines the nexus between external debt and economic growth where institutional quality acts as a moderator. The samples for the study are divided into two groups consisting of low and high governance groups of countries. Findings report the importance of institutional quality as a moderator in the relationship between external debt and economic growth for both samples of study. The results confirm that, despite the importance of good governance practices, as indicated by the significant effect of high scores in governance indicators such as voice and accountability (samples from low governance countries) and regulatory quality (samples from high governance countries), prescribing the right policy is crucial to avoid the negative impact of the wrong policy prescription on economic growth. The results are dissected into two groups, for low governance and high governance countries respectively. Overall, the study suggests good debt management and feasible policy prescriptions are the keys to controlling external debt.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: External Debt, Governance, Institutional quality, Economic Growth, Generalized Method of Moments , UNIMAS, University, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Sanarahan, IPTA, education, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Abdullah
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2021 08:23
Last Modified: 01 Nov 2021 08:23

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