Fiscal sustainability test: The case of Turkey

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Mücahit Aydın
Veli Yılancı


The main purpose of the study is to test the sustainability of fiscal policies for Turkish economy using quarterly series over the period 2000:1 to 2015:2. By considering Kremers (1989) sustainability condition we test the debt-income ratio by using Lee-Strazicich unit root test which allow structural breaks under both null and alternative hypothesis. The test results we obtained show that the series has a unit root which indicates the un-sustainability of public debt.

Keywords: Fiscal policies, Fiscal Sustainability, Unit root test




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Aydın, M., & Yılancı, V. (2017). Fiscal sustainability test: The case of Turkey. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Humanities and Social Sciences, 2(2), 212-215.


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