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Country survey XIX: Mexico

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  • Eduardo Morales Ramos

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This paper presents a survey of Mexican military expenditure (ME), which assesses the role of ME in Mexican economic growth. After presenting a description of the armed forces, Mexican military policy and the Mexico-US military relationship, this paper outlines a demand-supply model to analyse the effects of ME on growth. The empirical results suggest interesting insights on the ME-growth relationship for the Mexican case. These results present evidence against the crowding-out hypothesis of ME on growth. For the Mexican case, ME produces a positive effect on growth.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Defence and Peace Economics.

Volume (Year): 15 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 83-99

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Handle: RePEc:taf:defpea:v:15:y:2004:i:1:p:83-99

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Keywords: Mexico; Military expenditure; Growth; Supply-demand model; crowding-out;

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  1. Eduardo Morales-Ramos, 2002. "Defence R&D expenditure: The crowding-out hypothesis," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 13(5), pages 365-383.
  2. Granger, C W J, 1969. "Investigating Causal Relations by Econometric Models and Cross-Spectral Methods," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 37(3), pages 424-38, July.
  3. James Murdoch & Chung-Ron Pi & Todd Sandler, 1997. "The impact of defense and non-defense public spending on growth in Asia and Latin America," Defence and Peace Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 8(2), pages 205-224.
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