[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150100061]
Researchers Prof Jakob Madsen; Dr Paul Raschky; Prof Roland Hodler
Brief description Using national and regional data for 30 to 50 countries over multiple centuries, this project will examine the effects of itemised government expenditure and revenue on productivity, investment, saving, labour force participation and research and development. The results are expected to shed light on the macroeconomic effects of different revenue and spending categories (education, transfers, and so on). In addition, the project aims to determine which factors have been responsible for the increase of government size over the past two centuries. The results aim to further reveal which government revenue and expenditure items are most conducive to economic welfare and growth.
Funding Amount $609,100
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects