Predictive Analysis of Fiscal Crises with Deep Learning Time Series Model

  •  Zhou Ming Matt    
  •  Wang Man Cang    


Fiscal crisis can cause serious damage to the economy. Remarkably, there is limited study about when and how it occurs. With the social and economic data of more than 180 countries from 1970 to 2015, this paper constructs a fiscal crisis risk index system to explore the relationships between the crises and the indicators such as GDP growth rate, inflation rate, FDI, and foreign debt interests. Predictive analysis is performed based on the time series model of deep neural network to shed some light on policies and economic dynamics around the crises. We find that besides the inflation, fiscal crises in advanced economies are closely related to the net outflows of FDI and GDP p.c. while in developing countries the GDP growth rate and the net inflows of FDI are the key factors. Low-income developing countries are the heavy-hit targets with the net inflows of FDI, debt structure and interests as main contributors.

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