If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

On the level of persistence in government size: time-series evidence and implications for the US

$54.78 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

For most developed countries, the study of the long-term trend of government size has become a major issue. This study employs advanced time-series techniques to investigate the long-run properties of the government size series for the US. By applying the persistence measures developed by Campbell and Mankiw (Quarterly Journal of Economics, 102, 857-80, 1987) and Cochrane (Journal of Political Economy, 96, 893-920, 1988), this study finds big long-term persistence in government size at all levels of the US government. The finding, indeed, explains the fact that the US has gradually taken steps to control the size of government in the 1990s.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840210138347

Publication date: May 20, 2002

More about this publication?
Related content

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more