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Modelling the Determinants of Government Expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa

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  • Fielding, David

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The paper examines the factors determining aggregate public expenditure in Sub-Saharan Africa, using a modelling framework which draws on insights from the theory of the private consumer. Of particular interest is the extent to which countries of different kinds are limited in their ability to adjust borrowing and fiscal revenue. Whilst all countries appear to face substantial borrowing and revenue constraints, significant differences emerge between low- and high-debt countries. Copyright 1997 by Oxford University Press.

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Article provided by Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) in its journal Journal of African Economies.

Volume (Year): 6 (1997)
Issue (Month): 3 (October)
Pages: 377-90

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Handle: RePEc:oup:jafrec:v:6:y:1997:i:3:p:377-90

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Cited by:
  1. Augustin Fosu, 2010. "The External Debt-Servicing Constraint and Public-Expenditure Composition in Sub-Saharan Africa," African Development Review, African Development Bank, vol. 22(3), pages 378-393.
  2. World Bank, 2003. "Nigeria - Policy Options for Growth and Stability : Volume 1. Main Report," World Bank Other Operational Studies 14388, The World Bank.
  3. Fosu, Augustin Kwasi, 2007. "Fiscal Allocation for Education in Sub-Saharan Africa: Implications of the External Debt Service Constraint," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 35(4), pages 702-713, April.

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