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Author Bell, Gerwin, author

Title The size of government and U.S.-European differences in economic performance / prepared by Gerwin Bell and Norikazu Tawara
Published [Washington, DC] : International Monetary Fund, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (51 pages) : color illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/09/92
IMF working paper ; WP/09/92
Summary An influential strand of recent research has claimed that large governments in European countries explain their weaker long-term economic performance compared to the U.S. On the other hand, despite these alleged costs, large governments have been popular with electorates. This paper seeks to shed light on this apparent inconsistency; it confirms an adverse effect of taxes on labor supply, but also finds evidence of efficiency-increasing government intervention. However, and especially in the core ""Rhineland-model"" European countries, actual government policies often depart from such efficien
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 39-40)
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Subject Welfare state -- Europe.
Welfare state -- United States.
Europe -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
United States -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Tawara, Norikazu, author
International Monetary Fund. European Department.
ISSN 2227-8885
ISBN 1451916744