Government for the People; On the Determinants of the Size of U.S. Government

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Tamim Bayoumi; Fernando M. Gonçalves;
(2007)
  • Subject: Education spending;Education;Government expenditures;United States;Tax systems;Government size, Demographic structure, government spending, federal government, government revenue, defense spending, tax system,

Trends in the size of U.S. government are examined. In the postwar period, general government primary spending rose by ¼ percent of GDP a year through 1975, stabilizing thereafter. With higher social transfers offset by a lower burden of defense spending, expansion refl... View more
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