Defense spending and economic growth in Asian economies: A panel error-correction approach
AbstractHoping to contribute to the existing pool of literature, this paper examines the relationship between military expenditure and economic growth in selected Asian countries for the period 1989 to 2004. Our panel unit root test suggests that real GDP per capita and military expenditures are )1(I processes, while the Larsson et al. (2001) panel cointegration test indicates that economic growth and military expendirues are cointegrated. Finally, applying the panel error-correction technique proposed by Pesaran et al. (1999), our empirical results show that defense spending and economic growth in the Asian countries under the period of study are not related.
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Military expenditure; Economic growth; Panel unit root; Panel cointegration; Panel error-correction; Asian economies;
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- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
- H56 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - National Security and War
- O40 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2008-12-21 (All new papers)
- NEP-FDG-2008-12-21 (Financial Development & Growth)
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