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Growth effect of government expenditures in West African countries: A nonlinear framework

R. Alimi ()

MPRA Paper from University Library of Munich, Germany

Abstract: The study investigated the impact of government size on economic growth and determined the optimal government size that will promote growth in ECOWAS Countries. This was with a view to determining the relationship between government size and economic growth in ECOWAS countries. The study employed annual secondary data. Data covering the period 1980 to 2015 on total government spending, gross domestic product, imports and exports of goods and services, domestic investment, inflation rate, total population and institutional quality were collected from World Development Indicators. Data were analysed using Panel Fixed Effect analytical technique. The study found that government size had positive and significant (t = 3.59, p

Keywords: Government Size; Economic Growth; ECOWAS (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C1 H50 O43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-02, Revised 2019-03
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