Political institutions and government spending behavior: theory and evidence from Iran.

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Year:
      2016
    • Subject Terms:
    • Author-Supplied Keywords:
      Education spending
      H11
      H41
      Iran
      Military spending
      O43
      O53
      P16
      Political institutions
      VAR modeling
    • NAICS/Industry Codes:
      NAICS/Industry Codes 921130 Public Finance Activities
      928110 National Security
    • Abstract:
      This study examines how the quality of political institutions affects the distribution of the government budget in Iran. We first introduce a mechanism through which democracy can shift government expenditure from national defense (military) to productivity-enhancing public spending (e.g., education). Using impulse response functions and a variance decomposition analysis on the basis of a vector autoregressive (VAR) model, our results imply that the response of military spending to an improvement (a deterioration) of democratic institutions is negative (positive) and statistically significant, whereas that of education spending is positive (negative) and significant. Our results are robust to other indicators of political institutions, different orderings of variables in the VAR, and alternative specifications of government spending categories. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
    • Abstract:
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    • ISSN:
      09275940
    • Accession Number:
      115199191
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      DIZAJI, S.; FARZANEGAN, M.; NAGHAVI, A. Political institutions and government spending behavior: theory and evidence from Iran. International Tax & Public Finance, [s. l.], v. 23, n. 3, p. 522, 2016. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=115199191. Acesso em: 23 nov. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Dizaji S, Farzanegan M, Naghavi A. Political institutions and government spending behavior: theory and evidence from Iran. International Tax & Public Finance. 2016;23(3):522. Accessed November 23, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=115199191
    • APA:
      Dizaji, S., Farzanegan, M., & Naghavi, A. (2016). Political institutions and government spending behavior: theory and evidence from Iran. International Tax & Public Finance, 23(3), 522.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Dizaji, Sajjad, Mohammad Farzanegan, and Alireza Naghavi. 2016. “Political Institutions and Government Spending Behavior: Theory and Evidence from Iran.” International Tax & Public Finance 23 (3): 522. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=115199191.
    • Harvard:
      Dizaji, S., Farzanegan, M. and Naghavi, A. (2016) ‘Political institutions and government spending behavior: theory and evidence from Iran’, International Tax & Public Finance, 23(3), p. 522. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=115199191 (Accessed: 23 November 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Dizaji, S, Farzanegan, M & Naghavi, A 2016, ‘Political institutions and government spending behavior: theory and evidence from Iran’, International Tax & Public Finance, vol. 23, no. 3, p. 522, viewed 23 November 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Dizaji, Sajjad, et al. “Political Institutions and Government Spending Behavior: Theory and Evidence from Iran.” International Tax & Public Finance, vol. 23, no. 3, June 2016, p. 522. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=115199191.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Dizaji, Sajjad, Mohammad Farzanegan, and Alireza Naghavi. “Political Institutions and Government Spending Behavior: Theory and Evidence from Iran.” International Tax & Public Finance 23, no. 3 (June 2016): 522. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=115199191.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Dizaji S, Farzanegan M, Naghavi A. Political institutions and government spending behavior: theory and evidence from Iran. International Tax & Public Finance [Internet]. 2016 Jun [cited 2020 Nov 23];23(3):522. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edb&AN=115199191