Why Run a Million Regressions? Endogenous Policy and Cross-Country Growth Empirics
AbstractThis paper analyzes the link between long-run economic growth and policy that depends on important economic fundamentals. In simple growth regressions the measured policy effects would then generally be biased. Using a widely quoted theoretical model, the signs of the biases are derived. It is shown that the usually reported effects on growth of tax-rate variables related to GDP - the ratio of public to total investment and that of redistributive transfers to GDP - would generally be biased downwards. The signed biases provide a theory-based lens through which some empirical, yet theoretically puzzling, results can be viewed and subsequently discussed.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen in its journal Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics.
Volume (Year): 166 (2010)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Contact details of provider:
Web page: http://www.mohr.de/jite
Postal: Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. KG, P.O.Box 2040, 72010 Tübingen, Germany
Other versions of this item:
- Rehme, G¸nther, 2002. "Why Run a Million Regressions? Endogenous Policy and Cross-Country Growth Empirics," Royal Economic Society Annual Conference 2002 157, Royal Economic Society.
- O4 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity
- D3 - Microeconomics - - Distribution
- C2 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables
You can help add them by filling out this form.
CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
- Rehme, Günther, 2014.
"Endogenous (re-)distributive policies and economic growth: A comparative static analysis,"
Elsevier, vol. 40(C), pages 355-366.
- Rehme, Günther, 2007. "Endogenous (Re-)Distributive Policies and Economic Growth: A Comparative Static Analysis," Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics 35714, Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, Institute of Economics (VWL).
- Rehme, Günther, 2007.
"Endogenous Policy and Cross-Country Growth Empirics,"
Darmstadt Discussion Papers in Economics
35720, Darmstadt Technical University, Department of Business Administration, Economics and Law, Institute of Economics (VWL).
- Günther Rehme, 2011. "Endogenous Policy And Cross‐Country Growth Empirics," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 58(2), pages 262-296, 05.
- G? Rehme, 2004. "Endogenous Policy and Cross-Country Growth Empirics," Econometric Society 2004 North American Summer Meetings 262, Econometric Society.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Thomas Wolpert).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.