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Decomposition of the effect of government size on growth

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  • Yamamura, Eiji

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Empirical results through a fixed effects regression model show that government size has a negative effect on growth mainly through hampering capital accumulation. When a sample is divided into OECD and non-OECD countries, the negative effect of government size on capital accumulation persists for non-OECD countries but not for OECD countries.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 23972.

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Keywords: Government size; Efficiency improvement; Capital accumulation; Fixed effects;

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  1. Yamamura, Eiji, 2012. "Decomposition of ethnic heterogeneity on growth," MPRA Paper 36352, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Yamamura, Eiji, 2012. "Effects of groups and government size on information disclosure," MPRA Paper 36141, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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