Openness, Country Size and Government
AbstractThis paper shows that smaller countries have a larger share of public consumption in GDP, and are also more open to trade. These empirical observations are consistent with recent theoretical models explaining country formation and break up, and may account for the observed positive empirical relationship between trade openness and government size.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Harvard University Department of Economics in its series Scholarly Articles with number 4553014.
Date of creation: 1998
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Publication status: Published in Journal of Public Economics
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