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Essai de justification de la croissance des dépenses publiques au Cameroun
[Attempt to justify the growth of public expenditure in Cameroon]


  • Foueka, Romuald


Our study identifies factors which base evolution of public expenditure to Cameroon and their effects on wellbeing of individuals. More specifically it is a question of analyzing principal determinants of growth of public expenditure in Cameroon. The empirical results indicate that, starting from a model of unbalance where aspects of supply and demand of public expenditure are taken into account simultaneously, which standard of living apprehended starting from real income, is principal factor which explains the request. This validates Wagner’s law in case of Cameroon. Side of offer, factors such as effect Baumol and the amount of taxes have a significant influence.

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  • Foueka, Romuald, 2009. "Essai de justification de la croissance des dépenses publiques au Cameroun
    [Attempt to justify the growth of public expenditure in Cameroon]
    ," MPRA Paper 40822, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 10 Dec 2011.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:40822

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    1. Aghion, Philippe & Howitt, Peter, 1992. "A Model of Growth through Creative Destruction," Econometrica, Econometric Society, vol. 60(2), pages 323-351, March.
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    Public expenditure; Unbalance’s model; Wagner’s law; Baumol’s effect;

    JEL classification:

    • C32 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models; Diffusion Processes; State Space Models
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa


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