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Decomposition of the effect of government size on growth

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  • Yamamura, Eiji

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Government size having a negative effect on growth mainly through hampering capital accumulation is indicated from empirical results through a fixed effects regression model. The negative effect of government size on capital accumulation persists for non-OECD countries but not for OECD countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 112 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 230-232

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:3:p:230-232

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Keywords: Government size Efficiency improvement Capital accumulation Fixed effects;

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  1. Yamamura, Eiji, 2012. "Decomposition of ethnic heterogeneity on growth," MPRA Paper 36352, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Yamamura, Eiji, 2012. "Effects of groups and government size on information disclosure," MPRA Paper 36141, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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