Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Ludger Schuknecht , and Vito Tanzi
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 December 1995
Keywords: expenditure, public expenditure, public spending, government expenditure, social expenditure
This paper describes the growth of public spending in industrial countries over the past century. It identifies several periods: the periods between 1870 and 1913; the period between the two World Wars; the post Wo...