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Wagner's hypothesis: New evidence from Turkey using the bounds testing approach

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  • Hassan Mohammadi
  • Murat Cak
  • Demet Cak
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    Purpose – The aim of this paper is to prove the validity of Wagner's hypothesis. Design/methodology/approach – The paper examines the validity of Wagner's hypothesis with annual data for Turkey over 1950-2005 period. Findings – The empirical results using the ARDL bounds tests of cointegration provide strong support for the hypothesis. Also, the results are robust across six alternative specifications of the Wagner's hypothesis as well as four alternative lag length selection criterions. Originality/value – The paper provides useful information on the validity of Wagner's hypothesis.

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

    Volume (Year): 35 (2008)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 94-106

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    Handle: RePEc:eme:jespps:v:35:y:2008:i:1:p:94-106

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    Keywords: Economic growth; Error handling; Public sector; Turkey;

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    5. Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen & Harvey, Hanafiah, 2011. "Exchange-rate volatility and industry trade between the U.S. and Malaysia," Research in International Business and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(2), pages 127-155, June.
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    7. Kojo Menyah & Yemane Wolde-Rufael, 2012. "Wagner'S Law Revisited: A Note From South Africa," South African Journal of Economics, Economic Society of South Africa, vol. 80(2), pages 200-208, 06.
    8. Bahmani-Oskooee, Mohsen & Hajilee, Massomeh, 2013. "Exchange rate volatility and its impact on domestic investment," Research in Economics, Elsevier, vol. 67(1), pages 1-12.

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