Government Size and Economic Growth. An analysis between China and India
Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government,
2021, Volume 27, Issue 6, Pages 1730-1745
AbstractOver the period from 1961 to 2018, a new Smooth Transition Autoregressive model was used to examine how the size of the government affected GDP growth in India and China. Economic growth and government size appear to have a strong and positive correlation. In other words, as these countries' governments expand, so does their economies. China's government size is unlikely to have a greater impact on economic growth than India's, based on the findings. Economic growth is positively and significantly affected by both China's and India's government sizes. China's government size had a larger effect, but India's was also highly significant. Finally, it makes no recommendations for reducing government spending. The issue is one of resource allocation. Crowding-out impacts and costs result from poor resource allocation.
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