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Causality between Defence Spending and Economic Growth: The Case of Mainland China

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  • Chien-Hsun Chen

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Using cointegration and Granger causality tests, examines the causal relationship between defence spending and economic growth in mainland China over the period 1950-1991. The results show that defence spending is not cointegrated with the real economic growth rate, implying the lack of any long-run equilibrium relationship between the two variables. In addition, Granger causality tests indicate causal independence between the two variables.

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Article provided by Emerald Group Publishing in its journal Journal of Economic Studies.

Volume (Year): 20 (1993)
Issue (Month): 6 (October)
Pages: 37-43

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Handle: RePEc:eme:jespps:v:20:y:1993:i:6:p:37-43

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Keywords: China; Defence; Economic growth; Growth;

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