The Demand for Current Public Expenditure in Fiji: Theory and Empirical Results
AbstractThis paper analyses current government expenditure in Fiji using annual time series data for the period 1969-1999. Alternative theories of government expenditure are reviewed and a distinction is made between economic/apolitical determinants and institutional/political determinants. Categorising the literature in this way suggests the application of non-nested tests in empirical work, which is reported elsewhere. All non-nested tests lead to the conclusion of double rejection. Therefore, a parsimonious comprehensive model, encompassing both economic and institutional variables, is preferred as it passes all diagnostic tests and exhibits no sign of misspecification. The Engle-Granger two-step procedure has been applied to analyse both long- and short-run determinants of public expenditure. The paper presents the first empirical estimates of the own-price elasticity of demand and income elasticity of demand for current public expenditure in Fiji.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 50392.
Date of creation: 2003
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Publication status: Published in Pacific Economic Bulletin 1.18(2003): pp. 54-66
Fiji; Government public expenditures;
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- Doessel, Darrel & Valadkhani, Abbas, 2003. "The Demand for Current Public Expenditure in Fiji: Theory and Empirical Results," MPRA Paper 50391, University Library of Munich, Germany.
- H4 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods
- H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
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