International Health Expenditure and GDP: New Multivariate Cointegration Panel Data Results
AbstractIn this paper we test for existence of cointegration between health expenditure and GDP using data from 19 OECD countries for the period 1960-1995. Country-by-country and panel results based on the Johansen multivariate likelihood-based inference and a new panel test for cointegration rank are presented. The empirical modelling is based on a bivariate vector error correction model that allows for trending data as well as an intercept and a trend in the cointegrating relation. Given this model, the main result indicates that a cointegrating relation exists between health expenditure and GDP.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Stockholm School of Economics in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Finance with number 258.
Length: 13 pages
Date of creation: 21 Sep 1998
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Publication status: Published in Applied Economics, 2002, pages 1679-1686.
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Cointegration; Heterogeneous dynamic panels; Maximum likelihood;
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