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An Empirical Note on Government Expenditure and Imports: an ARDL Cointegration Investigation


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  • Constantinos Alexiou

    (Department of Urban-Regional Planning and Development Engineering, Polytechnic School, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece)


By focusing on the relationship between fiscal policy and the trade account this study will attempt to provide an insight into the empirical merits of the relationship between government expenditures and imports. To this aim an ARDL cointegration approach has been applied for the first time to a dataset spanning the Greek economy from 1970 to 2007 . The results obtained provide valuable insights into the direct effect of changes in government expenditure on import demand.

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Article provided by Vita e Pensiero, Pubblicazioni dell'Universita' Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in its journal Rivista Internazionale di Scienze Sociali.

Volume (Year): 118 (2010)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 263-274

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Handle: RePEc:vep:journl:y:2010:v:118:i:2:p:263-274

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Keywords: government expenditure; trade account; ARDL; cointegration;

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