Openness, Country Size and the Government
This paper shows that smaller countries have larger public sectors as a share of GDP, and are also more open to trade. These empirical observations are consistent with recent theoretical models explaining country formation and break up.
|Date of creation:||May 1997|
|Publication status:||published as Alesina, Alberto and Romain Wacziarg. "Openness, Country Size And Government," Journal of Public Economics, 1998, v69(3,Sep), 305-321.|
|Note:||EFG ME PE|
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