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Fiscal Policy and Endogenous Growth with Public Infrastructure

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  • Pierre-Richard Agénor

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Optimal tax and spending allocation rules are derived in an endogenous growth model where raw labor must be educated to become productive and infrastructure services affect the schooling technology. Growth- and welfare-maximizing solutions are compared under nonseparable utility in consumption and government-provided services. Among other results, it is shown that the optimal share of spending on infrastructure depends not only on production elasticities but also on the quality of schooling and the degree to which infrastructure services affect the production of educated labor. Congestion costs in education raise the optimal share of spending on infrastructure. Copyright 2008 , Oxford University Press.

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Paper provided by Economics, The University of Manchester in its series The School of Economics Discussion Paper Series with number 0536.

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Date of creation: 2005
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  2. Misch, Florian & Gemmell, Norman & Kneller, Richard, 2011. "Growth and welfare maximization in models of public finance and endogenous growth," ZEW Discussion Papers 11-041, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  3. Misch, Florian & Gemmell, Norman & Kneller, Richard, 2013. "Using surveys of business perceptions as a guide to growth-enhancing fiscal reforms," ZEW Discussion Papers 13-012, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  4. T. Buyse & F. Heylen & R. Van De Kerckhove, 2011. "Pension reform, employment by age, and long-run growth in OECD countries," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 11/719, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
  5. Moreno-Dodson, Blanca, 2008. "Assessing the impact of public spending on growth - an empirical analysis for seven fast growing countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 4663, The World Bank.
  6. Chu, Hsun & Lai, Ching-Chong & Cheng, Chu-Chuan, 2013. "Tax Havens, Growth, and Welfare," MPRA Paper 52878, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised Sep 2013.
  7. Tim Buyse & Freddy Heylen & Renaat Van de Kerckhove, 2013. "Pension reform, employment by age, and long-run growth," Journal of Population Economics, Springer, vol. 26(2), pages 769-809, April.
  8. John Creedy & Shuyun May Li & Solmaz Moslehi, 2009. "The Composition of Government Expenditure in an Overlapping Generations Model," Department of Economics - Working Papers Series 1064, The University of Melbourne.
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  10. T. Buyse & F. Heylen, 2012. "Leaving the empirical (battle)ground: Output and welfare effects of fiscal consolidation in general equilibrium," Working Papers of Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Ghent University, Belgium 12/826, Ghent University, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
  11. Agénor, Pierre-Richard, 2008. "Health and infrastructure in a model of endogenous growth," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 30(4), pages 1407-1422, December.
  12. Florian Misch & Norman Gemmell & Richard Kneller, . "Business Perceptions, Fiscal Policy and Growth," Discussion Papers 08/10, University of Nottingham, CREDIT.
  13. Marroquín Arreola, Juan & Rios Bolívar, Humberto, 2012. "Gasto público, permanencia en el poder y crecimiento económico /Public Spending, Staying Power and Economic Growth," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 30, pages 363 (22 pag, Abril.

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