Military spending, economic growth and investment: a disaggregated analysis by income group
Christos Kollias and
Suzanna-Maria Paleologou ()
Additional contact information
Suzanna-Maria Paleologou: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Empirical Economics, 2019, vol. 56, issue 3, 935-958
Abstract Employing a panel vector autoregression (PVAR) methodology, the paper addresses the nexus between military expenditures and two key macroeconomic variables, namely growth rates and investment spending using SIPRI’s new consistent time series dataset. Given data constraints, the sample chosen was a compromise between T and N for the empirical tests conducted. It consists of 65 countries and covers the period 1971–2014 that allows for a total of 2730 observations. The PVAR model is estimated for the entire sample as well as three income group sub-samples. Findings reported herein are not uniformed, and noteworthy differences between the three income groups were unearthed by the empirical tests conducted.
Keywords: Defence spending; Panel vector autoregression; Growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H56 C23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00181-017-1379-2 Abstract (text/html)
Access to the full text of the articles in this series is restricted.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:spr:empeco:v:56:y:2019:i:3:d:10.1007_s00181-017-1379-2
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... rics/journal/181/PS2
Access Statistics for this article
Empirical Economics is currently edited by Robert M. Kunst, Arthur H.O. van Soest, Bertrand Candelon, Subal C. Kumbhakar and Joakim Westerlund
More articles in Empirical Economics from Springer
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().