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Military Spending and Economic Growth: Evidence from Jordan

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  • Bassam AbuAl-Foul
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    The purpose of this research is to investigate the causal relation between military spending and economic growth in one of the MENA countries, Jordan using annual data over the period 1988-2007. The methodology used in this study follows Toda and Yamamoto (1995) procedure in order to test the Granger causality between economic growth and military spending. The empirical results reveal that military spending Granger causes economic growth in Jordan. Thus, these findings lend support to the hypothesis that military spending positively affect economic growth through increasing aggregate demand.

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    Paper provided by School of Business Administration, American University of Sharjah in its series Economics Working Papers with number 19-04/2014.

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    Length: 11 pages
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    Handle: RePEc:sha:ecowps:19-04/2014

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    Keywords: Military spending; Economic growth; Jordan; Causality;

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