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Public Spending & Growth

by IREF

Introduction: There is by now a huge and rapidly expanding- literature on endogenous growth’. In this literature certain ingredients ‘enter the production function’- that is contribute to the generation of output- which are themselves enhanced in their effects by the extra output. Hence growth may enter a ‘self-feeding’ phase when these elements are present or increased beyond a certain threshold. Such elements are said to include education or personal knowledge (‘human capital’), public infrastructure and research and development…

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