Government Spending and Economic Growth in the European Union Countries: An Empirical Approach

11 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2006

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Marta Pascual

University of Cantabria - Department of Economics

Santiago Alvarez-García

Universidad de Oviedo - Facultad de Economicas

Date Written: July 2006

Abstract

The relationship between government spending and economic growth is an important and controversial issue in modern societies. In this paper, the correlation between economic growth and government expenditure is studied. The analysis is based on data for the European Union countries and panel data techniques are used.

Keywords: Government spending, social protection, economic growth

JEL Classification: H20, E62, O40

Suggested Citation

Pascual, Marta and Alvarez-García, Santiago, Government Spending and Economic Growth in the European Union Countries: An Empirical Approach (July 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=914104 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.914104

Marta Pascual (Contact Author)

University of Cantabria - Department of Economics ( email )

Facultad de CCEE y EE. Avda. de los Castros s/n.
Santander, Cantabria 39005
Spain

Santiago Alvarez-García

Universidad de Oviedo - Facultad de Economicas ( email )

Avda. del Cristo s/n. 33071
Oviedo, Asturias 33071
Spain

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