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Composição Do Gasto Público E Crescimento Econômico: Um Estudo Em Painel Para Os Estados Brasileiros


  • Fabiana Rocha
  • Ana Carolina Giuberti


The purpose of this paper is to determine which components of public spending have influence on economic growth. The sample is composed by the Brazilian states over the period 1986-2002. Initially the spending is classified according its economic characteristics: current or capital. Later it is classified according its funcional characteristics: defence, education, health, transport and communication. The empirical evidence points that current spending is improductive in the sense it does not enhance economic growth. Capital spending, defence, education, transport and communication, on the other hand, are productive.

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  • Fabiana Rocha & Ana Carolina Giuberti, 2005. "Composição Do Gasto Público E Crescimento Econômico: Um Estudo Em Painel Para Os Estados Brasileiros," Anais do XXXIII Encontro Nacional de Economia [Proceedings of the 33th Brazilian Economics Meeting] 049, ANPEC - Associação Nacional dos Centros de Pósgraduação em Economia [Brazilian Association of Graduate Programs in Economics].
  • Handle: RePEc:anp:en2005:049

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    1. Frederico G. Jayme Jr. & Guilherme Jonas C. da Silva & Ricardo S. Martins, 2009. "Public expenditure on infrastructure and economic growth across Brazilian states," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td346, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.

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    • H30 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents - - - General
    • O11 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

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