Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/174323
Authors: 
Endrikat, Morten
Year of Publication: 
2017
Series/Report no.: 
Joint Discussion Paper Series in Economics 27-2017
Abstract: 
This paper empirically analyzes the influence of rents from natural resources on the composition of government spending and investigates whether the relationship differs between democracies and autocracies. Both panel data and instrumental variable regressions suggest that there is a negative joint effect of autocracy and natural resource dependency on education spending. Moreover, there is slight evidence in the results of a positive joint effect on spending for social protection, while other components of government spending do not seem to be influenced. In particular, the results do not suggest that autocratic regimes in resource-dependent countries spend relatively more on military
Subjects: 
Natural Resources
resource curse
institutions
government spending
JEL: 
H50
Q32
Q38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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