A Noteon the Public Choice Approach to the Growth in Government Expenditure

The paper applies an empirical model, based on the economic theory of public choice, to the Group of Seven countries. It is discovered: (a) that deficit financing does appear to contribute to increased real government spending; (b) that the demand for government services as a whole does not appear t...

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Corporate Author: International Monetary Fund
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. International Monetary Fund 1988, 1988
Series:IMF Working Papers; Working Paper
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Collection: International Monetary Fund - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The paper applies an empirical model, based on the economic theory of public choice, to the Group of Seven countries. It is discovered: (a) that deficit financing does appear to contribute to increased real government spending; (b) that the demand for government services as a whole does not appear to be income elastic; (c) that there is some evidence of a productivity lag in the government sectors of Canada, Japan, and the United States, but not those of France, Italy, or the United Kingdom; and (d) that in most countries there is some evidence of economies of scale in the provision of government services
Physical Description:25 p.
ISBN:9781451951035
1451951035