Eurasian Economists Association

International Conference on Eurasian Economies

17-18 September 2013 – St. Petersburg, RUSSIA

Paper detail

Paper ID : 697
Status : Paper published
Language : Turkish
Topic : Regional Economics
Presenter: Asst. Prof. Dr. Gökhan Dökmen
Session : 4B Orta Asya Ekonomileri

The Relationship between Public Expenditure and Bureaucratic Quality: The Case of Eurasian Economies
Kamu Harcamaları ile Bürokrasi Arasındaki İlişki: Avrasya Ekonomileri Örneği

Abstract

One of the controversial issues among researchers in the field of public finance is estimating the determinants of public expenditures. It’s argued that public expenditure is determined by economic as well as demographic, social and political variables. One of the important element of political variables is bureaucracy. If bureaucracy, as one of the main actors of political decision making process, works in quality, effectiveness and efficiency would occur in publicly provided goods and services. In parallel with the good quality of bureaucracy, the size of state would become smaller. The purpose of this study is to test empirically between efficient bureaucracy and public expenditure, using dynamic panel data analysis of 6 Eurasian Economic Community countries from 1998 to 2011. This study finds evidence that existence of bureaucratic quality reduces the public expenditures.

JEL codes: H50, D70, D73

Dökmen, Gökhan , Sezer, Özcan (2013). "The Relationship between Public Expenditure and Bureaucratic Quality: The Case of Eurasian Economies" in Proceedings of International Conference of Eurasian Economies 2013, pp.420-427, St. Petersburg, RUSSIA.

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Session 4B: Orta Asya Ekonomileri

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