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On the heterogeneous impact of public capital and current spending on growth across nations

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  • Gregoriou, Andros
  • Ghosh, Sugata

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This paper captures the heterogeneous impact on growth, of public capital and current spending, for 15 developing countries. Using the GMM system panel estimator, we show that countries with substantial public capital (current) spending have strong negative (positive) growth effects.

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  • Gregoriou, Andros & Ghosh, Sugata, 2009. "On the heterogeneous impact of public capital and current spending on growth across nations," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 105(1), pages 32-35, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:1:p:32-35
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