International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues External Borrowing and Inflation in Turkey Between 2003 and 2015: A Simple Linear Regression Analysis

Behzat Mehmet, Ekinci
2016 International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues   unpublished
An economy using external resources can aim at several targets e.g. growth, public financing, covering a deficit in the balance of payments. However, external/foreign debt/borrowing (EXB) may result in some negative impacts such as a vicious cycle of increase in external debt, a decline in economic growth, huge budget deficits and an imbalance of payments in addition to inflation. This study examines the influence of external debts on inflation in Turkey from 2003 to 2015. In this context, the
more » ... ffect of external debt is measured by means of a simple linear regression analysis using both the consumer price index and the producer price ındex. The general opinion with regard to the effect of external debt on inflation is that they are positively related. Here this is confirmed for Turkey for the said period. The results show that both consumers and producers are negatively affected by external debt in terms of inflation.