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Tax Financed Government Health Expenditure and Growth with Capital Deepening Externality

  • Hosoya, Kei
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    This paper develops a two-sector endogenous growth model with health capital and examines the impact tax financed health expenditure has on long-run growth. In this model, health capital is accumulated through government spending as a flow channel and a capital deepening externality as a stock channel. When arguing about the problem of growth maximizing flat tax, the latter channel plays a significant role for determining tax rate.

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    Paper provided by Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University in its series Discussion Paper with number 153.

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    Length: 11 p.
    Date of creation: Jun 2003
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    Handle: RePEc:hit:piedp1:153
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    1. van Zon, Adriaan & Muysken, Joan, 2001. "Health and endogenous growth," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, vol. 20(2), pages 169-185, March.
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