WHY DOES GOVERNMENT GROW?THE SOURCESOF GOVERNMENT GROWTHFROM PUBLIC CHOICEPERSPECTIVE
Coskun Can Aktan, PhD
- Publisher: Social Sciences Research Society
International Journal of Economics and Finance Studies
(issn: 1309-8055, eissn: 1309-8055)
Finance | HG1-9999 | Economics as a science | HB71-74
Many empirical studies that examined the government spending concludes that the sizeand scope of government has grown considerably since the beginning of the twentiethcentury in most developed countries. If this is the fact, then we must ask and explore thefollowing questions: Why does government grow? What are the main sources ofgovernment growth? What are the main reasons of the expansion of government? Thisintroductory paper aims to answerthose and other questions regarding governmentgrowth. The paperismostlydependon public choice literature of government growth.