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An analysis of government expenditure and trade liberalization

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The effect of trade liberalization on government's role in the economy is investigated. It is shown that, contrary to received expectations, as small open economies liberalize their trade, the size of government decreases.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Department of Economics, The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3B 2E9, Email:

Publication date: September 10, 2005

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