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Government Consumption Volatility and the Size of Nations, Davide Furceri and Marcos Poplawski Ribeiro = La volatilité de la consommation du gouvernement et la taille du pays / Davide Furceri et Marcos Poplawski Ribeiro

Abstract
The aim of this paper is to analyze the relation between the volatility of government consumption and country size. Using a sample of 160 countries from 1960 to 2000 the main findings of our empirical analysis suggest that: 1) smaller countries have more volatile non-discretionary and discretionary government consumption, and also a more volatile government size; 2) the relation between government spending volatility and the size of a country is more negative for more volatile economies; 3) the relation between government consumption volatility and country size is more negative for functions of government spending that are characterized by a high level on non-rivality. The results are robust to different time and country samples, different econometric techniques and to several sets of control variables
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (35 p. )
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online

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