Anadolu Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi İktisat Bölümü
Anadolu Üniversitesi İİBF İŞLETME BÖLÜMÜ
Ethem ESEN
Anadolu Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi İktisat Bölümü
Anadolu Üniversitesi Açıköğretim Fakültesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Programlar Bölümü
Mehmet DİNÇ
Anadolu Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Enstitüsü

Published 2017-09-16

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YILDIRIM, S., TEMİZEL, F., ESEN, E., KOSTAKOĞLU, S. F., & DİNÇ, M. (2017). THE SUSTAINABILITY OF PUBLIC DEFICIT AND DEBTS: SAMPLE OF TURKEY. Business & Management Studies: An International Journal, 5(2), 209–222. https://doi.org/10.15295/bmij.v5i2.136


The developing countries which include Turkey as well, has been adversely effected in terms of sustainability of fiscal policy due to the 2001 crisis and the global crisis in 2008. These developments, which are important for the sustainability of fiscal policy, have increased the interest of researchers in the subject. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to determine whether Turkey's fiscal policy is sustainable for the period 1976-2016. In this study, which examines the sustainability of public debts in Turkey during the period 1976-2016, Bohn (1989) based econometric model with time-varying parameters was estimated by considering the structural changes experienced by the Turkish economy. In this model, the basic relationship is between the dependent variable ration of primary surplus to GDP (fdoranı) and the explanatory variable of ration of public debt to GDP kboran. This relationship was empirically positive and statistically significant. This result provides evidence that public debt is sustainable when Turkey's budget policy is assessed for the period covered.


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