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Tax financed government health expenditure and growth with capital deepening externality

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  • Kei Hosoya

    (The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, and Hitotsubashi University)

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This paper develops a two-sector endogenous growth model with health capital and examines the impact tax financed health expenditure has on long-run growth. In this model, health capital is accumulated through government spending as a flow channel and a capital deepening externality as a stock channel. When arguing about the problem of growth maximizing flat tax, the latter channel plays a significant role for determining tax rate.

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  • Kei Hosoya, 2003. "Tax financed government health expenditure and growth with capital deepening externality," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 5(14), pages 1-10.
  • Handle: RePEc:ebl:ecbull:eb-03e60001
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    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health

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