Farzanegan, Mohammad Reza (2011): Military spending and economic growth: the case of Iran.
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Iranian government budget on military over the last decade has been higher than the average of the world. The current increasing international sanctions aim to reduce the military capabilities and capacities of the Iranian government. In this study, we analyze the response of the Iranian economy to shocks in its military budget from 1959-2007, using Impulse Response Functions (IRF) and Variance Decomposition Analysis (VDA) techniques. The Granger causality results show that there is unidirectional causality from military spending to the economic growth. The response of income growth to increasing shocks in the military budget is positive and statistically significant.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Military spending and economic growth: the case of Iran|
|Keywords:||Military spending; Economic growth; VAR model; Impulse Response; Sanctions; Iran|
|Subjects:||H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H50 - General
H - Public Economics > H5 - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies > H56 - National Security and War
C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C2 - Single Equation Models; Single Variables > C22 - Time-Series Models; Dynamic Quantile Regressions; Dynamic Treatment Effect Models
|Depositing User:||Mohammad Reza Farzanegan|
|Date Deposited:||20. Dec 2011 21:25|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 14:06|
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