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Public health spending, tax reform, and long-run growth

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Public health spending is introduced into an endogenous growth model to examine the effect of a tax reform on the growth and learning time. Unlike previous studies, the calibrated model produces an increase in the learning time, consistent with the US data.

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  • Tobing, Elwin, 2011. "Public health spending, tax reform, and long-run growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 112(1), pages 119-121, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:112:y:2011:i:1:p:119-121
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