Muritala, Taiwo and Taiwo, Abayomi (2011): Government expenditure and economic development: empirical evidence from Nigeria. Published in: European Journal of Business and Management , Vol. Vol 3, No. No 9 (2011): pp. 18-28.
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This study attempts to empirically examine the trends as well as effects of government spending on the growth rates of real GDP in Nigeria over the last decades (1970-2008) using econometrics model with Ordinary Least Square (OLS) technique. The paper test for presence of stationary between the variables using Durbin Watson unit root test. The result reveals absence of serial correlation and that all variables incorporated in the model were non-stationary at their levels. In an attempt to establish long-run relationship between public expenditure and economic growth, the result reveals that the variables are co integrated at 5% and 10% critical level. The findings show that there that there is a positive relationship between real GDP as against the recurrent and capital expenditure. It could therefore be recommended that government should promote efficiency in the allocation of development resources through emphasis on private sector participation and privatization\commercialization.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Government expenditure and economic development: empirical evidence from Nigeria|
|Keywords:||Current expenditure; capital expenditure; macroeconomics; economic development|
|Subjects:||E - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics > E6 - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook > E62 - Fiscal Policy
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B2 - History of Economic Thought since 1925 > B22 - Macroeconomics
O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O16 - Financial Markets ; Saving and Capital Investment ; Corporate Finance and Governance
|Depositing User:||Taiwo Muritala|
|Date Deposited:||11. Mar 2012 20:45|
|Last Modified:||11. Feb 2013 17:43|
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