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Government Size and Growth: A Rejoinder

Bergh, Andreas LU and Henrekson, Magnus (2016) In Journal of Economic Surveys 30(2). p.393-393
Abstract
In our 2011 survey of the literature in the Journal of Economic Surveys on the effect of government size on economic growth in wealthy countries we find a relatively consistent pattern: An increase in government size by 10 percentage points is associated with a 0.5–1 percentage point lower annual growth rate. This conclusion is questioned by Colombier. In this rejoinder we present a rebuttal of Colombier's argument based on a detailed scrutiny of his own statistical evidence and regression results. Furthermore, we note that several new papers that have appeared since our original paper was published give support to our main conclusion.
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Journal of Economic Surveys
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296 pages
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John Wiley & Sons
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0950-0804
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10.1111/joes.12103
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  author       = {Bergh, Andreas and Henrekson, Magnus},
  issn         = {0950-0804},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {393--393},
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  series       = {Journal of Economic Surveys},
  title        = {Government Size and Growth: A Rejoinder},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joes.12103},
  volume       = {30},
  year         = {2016},
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