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Crowding-Out or Crowding-In? Analyzing the Effects of Government Spending on Private Investment in Turkey

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  • Hüseyin Åžen

    () (Department of Public Finance, Faculty of Political Sciences, Yıldırım Beyazıt University, Ankara, Turkey)

  • AyÅŸe Kaya

    () (Department of Public Finance, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University, Izmir, Turkey)

Abstract

The main objective of this paper is to analyze empirically the effects of government spending on private investment, evaluating the existence of crowding-out/-in effects, in Turkey for the 1975-2011 period. In contrast to revious studies, we employed in the paper the modified version of David A. Aschauer’s (1989) model, which allows us to see the effects of each component of government spending taking place in the Turkish budget system. The empirical findings of the paper showed that government current transfer spending, government current spending, and government interest spending crowdout private investment, whereas government capital spending crowds-in private investment in Turkey.

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  • Hüseyin Åžen & AyÅŸe Kaya, 2014. "Crowding-Out or Crowding-In? Analyzing the Effects of Government Spending on Private Investment in Turkey," Panoeconomicus, Savez ekonomista Vojvodine, Novi Sad, Serbia, vol. 61(6), pages 617-630, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:voj:journl:v:61:y:2014:i:6:p:631-651
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    Keywords

    Government spending; Crowding-out; Crowding-in; Private investment; Fiscal policy; Turkey;

    JEL classification:

    • E62 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook - - - Fiscal Policy
    • H54 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Infrastructures
    • H72 - Public Economics - - State and Local Government; Intergovernmental Relations - - - State and Local Budget and Expenditures
    • R42 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Transportation Economics - - - Government and Private Investment Analysis; Road Maintenance; Transportation Planning

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