Document Type : Original Article


1 PhD student of Department of Economics,Azad University, Tehran Branch. Tehran. Iran

2 Assistant Professor of Department of Economics,Azad University, Tehran Branch, Tehran. Iran

3 Associate Professor of economics, department of Economics, Kharazmi University, Tehran, Iran

4 Assistant Professor of economics, Department of Economics,Azad University, Tehran Branch , Tehran, Iran

5 Associate Professor of Financial Management, Azad University, Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran


The achievement of high economic growth rates and stable including the important issues of each country. On the other hand, government debt and threshold effects (especially on economic growth) is also one of the basic problems of countries into account. Hence, the purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of general government debt ratio on economic growth in MENA counties during the period of 2000-2019. To conduct this review of panel data regression model a gentle transition (PSTR) has been used. The test results being linear, nonlinear relationship between strongly studied variables to verify it. Also in terms of the transfer of a function with a parameter of a threshold which represents a model of two nonlinear regime stipulated for the relationship among the variables with Adequacy Based on the results of a threshold for MENA countries, , in order to 38.1 also against the slope parameter 1.74 estimated. In MENA countries the first variable in the extent of the general government debt ratio positive affect and negative affect in the second part they have on economic growth.


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