Markus Eberhardt

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a r t i c l e i n f o We study the long-run relationship between public debt and growth in a large panel of countries. Our analysis builds on theoretical arguments and data considerations in modelling the debt–growth relationship as heterogeneous across countries. We investigate the debt–growth nexus adopting linear and non-linear specifications, employing(More)
Since the seminal contribution of Gregory Mankiw, David Romer and David Weil (1992), the growth empirics literature has used increasingly sophisticated methods to select relevant growth determinants in estimating cross-section growth regressions. The vast majority of empirical approaches however limit cross-country heterogeneity in production technology to(More)
This paper examines the effect of U.S. food aid on conflict in recipient countries. To establish a causal relationship, we exploit time variation in food aid caused by fluctuations in U.S. wheat production together with cross-sectional variation in a country’s tendency to receive any food aid from the United States. Our estimates show that an increase in(More)
This paper studies the e↵ects of compositional changes in public expenditure on long-run growth. To do this, we assemble a new dataset based on the IMF’s GFS yearbook for the period 1970–2010 and 56 countries (14 low, 16 medium, and 26 high income countries). Using dynamic panel GMM, we find that in general compositional changes in public spending are not(More)
We study the effect of US food aid on conflict in recipient countries. Our analysis exploits time variation in food aid shipments due to changes in US wheat production and cross-sectional variation in a country’s tendency to receive any US food aid. According to our estimates, an increase in US food aid increases the incidence and duration of civil(More)
We use census panel data on Ethiopian manufacturing firms to analyze the connections between enterprise agglomeration, firm-level output prices and physical productivity. We find a negative and statistically significant relationship between the agglomeration of firms that produce a given product in a given location and the price of that product in the(More)
We estimate the effect of U.S. food aid on conflict in recipient countries. Our identification strategy exploits time variation in food aid shipments caused by fluctuations in U.S. wheat production together with cross-sectional variation in a country’s tendency to receive any food aid from the United States. We find that an increase in U.S. food aid(More)
  • Alexander Chudik, Kamiar Mohaddes, Mehdi Raissi, Luis Catão, Markus Eberhardt
  • 2015
This paper studies the long-run impact of public debt expansion on economic growth and investigates whether the debt-growth relation varies with the level of indebtedness. Our contribution is both theoretical and empirical. On the theoretical side, we develop tests for threshold effects in the context of dynamic heterogeneous panel data models with(More)
This paper identifies the effect of neighborhood peer groups on childhood skill acquisition using observational data. We incorporate spatial peer interaction, defined as a child’s nearest geographical neighbors, into a production function of child cognitive development in Andhra Pradesh, India. Our peer group definition takes the form of networks, whose(More)