Growth Effects of Fiscal Policies - A Comparative Analysis in a Multi-Country Context
AbstractThe potential interactions among fiscal policies, investments and economic growth are complex and manifold. In this paper, we will perform a systematic comparative analysis of the various economic insights that are currently available on these complex relationships, both theoretically (by a selective literature review) and empirically (by investigating available data from various countries). Despite the wide variety of potential theoretical relationships between government expenditures, taxation and growth, most empirical analyses are restricted to simple linear regressions of growth on some measure of government expenditures. Based on empirical experiments, we will indicate directions for future empirical research that may enrich our knowledge on the complex relationship between fiscal policies and economic growth, not only nationally but also regionally.
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fiscal policy; government spending; taxation; economic growth; comparative analysis;
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- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- O23 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Development Planning and Policy - - - Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development
- O47 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Measurement of Economic Growth; Aggregate Productivity; Cross-Country Output Convergence
- O57 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
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