Corruption Clubs: The Allocation of Public Expenditure and Economic Growth
AbstractThis paper studies the optimal allocation of government spending between health, education, and infrastructure in an endogenous growth framework. In the model, infrastructure a?ects not only the production of goods but also the supply of health and education services. The production of health (education) services depends also on the stock of educated labor (health spending). Transitional dynamics associated with budget-neutral shifts in the composition of expenditure are analyzed, and growth- and welfare-maximizing allocation rules are derived and compared. The discussion highlights the key role played by the parameters that characterize the health and education technologies.
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- NEP-ALL-2006-03-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEV-2006-03-18 (Development)
- NEP-EDU-2006-03-18 (Education)
- NEP-PBE-2006-03-18 (Public Economics)
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