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Public Expenditure and National Income: Time Series Evidence from Greece

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  • Michael G. Arghyrou

    (Brunel University,London, Department of Economics)

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The paper investigates the existence and nature of long run relationships between Greek national income and four categories of public expenditure.Our results suggest that there exists a positive long-run relationship between GDP on the one hand; and public expenditure and "productive" public consumption on the other, with causality running both ways. There appears to be no long-run relationship between GDP ans public-sector personnel expenditure; and GDP and public-debt service expenditure.From that point of view, it would appear that in terms of output growth, the fiscal policy followed by Greece during the 1975-1990 period has rather been ineffective.

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  • Michael G. Arghyrou, 2000. "Public Expenditure and National Income: Time Series Evidence from Greece," Ekonomia, Cyprus Economic Society and University of Cyprus, vol. 4(2), pages 173-191, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:ekn:ekonom:v:4:y:2000:2:1:p:173-191
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    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook

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