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Government spending in education and economic growth in Cameroon:a Vector error Correction Model approach

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  • Douanla Tayo, Lionel
  • Abomo Fouda, Marcel Olivier

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This study aims at assessing the effect of government spending in education on economic growth in Cameroon over the period 1980-2012 using a vector error correction model. The estimated results show that these expenditures had a significant and positive impact on economic growth both in short and long run. The estimated error correction model shows that an increase of 1% of the growth rate of private gross fixed capital formation and government education spending led to increases of 5.03% and 10.145 % respectively in the long-run on economic growth . Education spending thus appears as one of the main driving force of the economic growth process in Cameroon.

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  • Douanla Tayo, Lionel & Abomo Fouda, Marcel Olivier, 2015. "Government spending in education and economic growth in Cameroon:a Vector error Correction Model approach," MPRA Paper 62008, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Economic growth; VECM.;

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    • H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies

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