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Military Expenditures and Human Development: Guns and Butter Arguments Revisited: A Case Study from Egypt

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  • Ali Hamid E.

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This study theoretically and empirically tests the relationship between military spending and social spending in Egypt using data from 1987–2005. The theoretical results show that the crowding-out of social spending is ambiguous, unless the government is fully allocating its tax receipts to the military. The crowding-out of social spending by military spending lacks theoretical and empirical justification.

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  • Ali Hamid E., 2011. "Military Expenditures and Human Development: Guns and Butter Arguments Revisited: A Case Study from Egypt," Peace Economics, Peace Science, and Public Policy, De Gruyter, vol. 17(1), pages 1-21, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:pepspp:v:17:y:2011:i:1:n:8
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