Government Size and Trade Openness: Some Additional Insights
AbstractThis paper provides additional insights on the relationship between government size and trade openness using a panel of countries drawn from the World Development Indicators and the Penn World Tables 7.0 from 1962 to 2009. It is shown that the compensation hypothesis proposed by Rodrik (1998) and revisited by Alesina and Wacziarg (1998) and by Ram (2009) cannot be attributed general validity. Rather, it may be driven by specific geographical areas.
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Date of creation: 04 Jan 2013
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Openness; Compensation hypothesis; Government Consumption; Trade;
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- H77 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - Intergovernmental Relations; Federalism
- H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
- H11 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - Structure and Scope of Government
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2013-01-12 (All new papers)
- NEP-INT-2013-01-12 (International Trade)
- NEP-PBE-2013-01-12 (Public Economics)
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