Industrialization and government expenditures: the case of South Korea
International Economic Journal
South Korea has been transformed from a nation of war torn poverty to an industrial giant in one generation. Many attribute this to the role of government and believe that the size of government spending increases with industrialization. This paper, using time series data for the 1970–1990 period, empirically tested the impact of industrialization on government spending in Korea. Our results suggest that the two major determinants of public spending are private sector's income (output) and the overall state of employment. Further, our results show that the income elasticity of demand for public goods is greater than unity, both in the short-run and long-run. [H1]. © 1996, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
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Abizadeh, Sohrab and Yousefi, Mahmood, "Industrialization and government expenditures: the case of South Korea" (1996). Faculty Publications. 4128.