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Factores de alteração da composição da Despesa Pública: o caso norte-americano

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  • Paulo Reis Mourão

    (Departamento de Economia/Núcleo de Investigação em Políticas Económicas; Universidade do Minho)

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O presente texto vai centrar a atenção sobre o estudo das principais rubricas componentes da Despesa Pública norte-americana, inscrita no Orçamento de Estado. O conjunto de rubricas analisadas prolongar-se-á entre 1940 e 2002. Através da sugestão das elasticidades rendimento de cada outlay e da sensibilidade das rubricas (em percentagem do total orçamentado) face a tendência partidária da Administração da Casa Branca, comprovar-se-á a heterogeneidade de sensibilidades, face a variações nos agregados reais de produção e a ausência da influência partidária na composição orçamental, corroborando as teses de que democracias amadurecidas reflectem uma composição dos gastos influenciada sobretudo pelas grandes tendências do eleitor mediano, em detrimento das preferências partidárias.

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Article provided by Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra in its journal Notas Económicas.

Volume (Year): (2007)
Issue (Month): 26 (December)
Pages: 27-41

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