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dc.contributor.authorDluhosch, Barbaraen_US
dc.contributor.authorZimmermann, Klaus W.en_US
dc.description.abstractStarting from the secular fact of an increasing government´s share, a retrospective on Adolph Wagner´s writings seems worthwhile. A leading German economist of the Bismarck era, he first formulated the famous 'law of increasing state activity' for industrializing nations. After analyzing his way of making his case, a couple of flaws inherent to the theoretical interpretations and empirical verifications of his law are discussed. Basically, these flaws are attributable to the neglect of three important factors in Wagner's rationale, namely that his law was destined for industrializing rather than industrialized nations and the growing importance of public enterprises and of the prevention principle instead of repressive actions of the state in case of violation of rules. On the other hand, very modern interpretations of Wagner suggesting that he had the growing excess burden of taxation in mind when discussing the limits of government's share do not seem justified.en_US
dc.publisher|aHSU Univ. d. Bundeswehr |cHamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiskussionspapier // Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg, Fächergruppe Volkswirtschaftslehre |x85en_US
dc.subject.keywordWagner´s Lawen_US
dc.subject.keywordpublic expenditureen_US
dc.subject.keywordgovernment´s shareen_US
dc.subject.stwWagnersches Gesetzen_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Ausgabenen_US
dc.titleAdolph Wagner und sein "Gesetz": einige späte Anmerkungenen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US

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