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Testing Wagner's Law for Turkey, 1960-2000

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  • Halicioglu Ferda

    (The University of Greenwich)

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This paper presents an empirical analysis of Wagner’s law in the case of Turkey over the period 1960–2000. The paper uses modern time-series econometric techniques to test the law’s proposition that in the course of economic development, government expenditures increase. The results of this study do not support the empirical validity of Wagner’s law for Turkey for the period 1960–2000. However, the paper finds statistical evidence for an augmented version of Wagner’s law.

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Article provided by De Gruyter in its journal Review of Middle East Economics and Finance.

Volume (Year): 1 (2003)
Issue (Month): 2 (August)
Pages: 31-42

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Handle: RePEc:bpj:rmeecf:v:1:y:2003:i:2:n:2

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Cited by:
  1. Alfred Wu & Mi Lin, 2012. "Determinants of government size: evidence from China," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 151(1), pages 255-270, April.
  2. Kucukkale, Yakup & Yamak, Rahmi, 2012. "Cointegration, causality and Wagner’s law with disaggregated data: evidence from Turkey, 1968-2004," MPRA Paper 36894, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  3. Samad Bashirli & Ilkin Sabiroglu, 2013. "Testing Wagner’s Law in an Oil-Exporting Economy: the Case of Azerbaijan," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 20(3), pages 295-307, November.

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