Political Institutions and Government Spending Behavior: Theory and Evidence from Iran

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Dizaji, Sajjad Faraji; Farzanegan, Mohammad Reza; Naghavi, Alireza;
(2015)
  • Publisher: Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute (CESifo) Munich
  • Journal: eissn: 2282-6483
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/4152, doi: 10.1007/s10797-015-9378-8
  • Subject: H41 | military spending | Iran | Quaderni - Working Paper DSE | political institutions, military spending, education spending, Iran, VAR modeling | H11 | O53 | education spending | SECS-P/01 Economia politica | O43 | political institutions | P16 | VAR modeling | political institutions; military spending; Iran; VAR modelling
    • jel: jel:H11 | jel:H41 | jel:P16 | jel:O43 | jel:O53
      ddc: ddc:330

This study examines how the quality of political institutions affects the distribution of the government budget in Iran. We first introduce a mechanism through which democracy can shift government expenditure from national defense (military) to productivity-enhancing pu... View more
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