A Study on Assessing Government Size, the Composition of Public Spending on Education and Economic Growth in the USA

  • Wing Yee Choi George Mason University, USA.

Abstract

The paper aimed to assess the effect of government size and the composition of public spending on education on economic growth in the USA. This study is quantitative in which the data has been gathered from the World Data Bank for the past 60 years from 1960 to 2019. The variables which were considered in the study include government size, GDP growth, Inflation, FDI, GDP (Current US$), Education expenditure and GEE as % of GDP concerning the USA. In terms of the analysis, the Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) has been used to determine the unity root. Moreover, the effect has been tested through Augmented Dickey-Fuller (ADF) and Bounds test. It has been determined from the analysis that GDP growth is dependent on the first lag while there is a significant effect of government size and public expenditure on education on GDP. It was also found that the controlling effect of inflation was also significant. The results of this study are restricted to the USA. With respect to the implications, there is a huge significance of these results as the government of the USA can ensure economic growth while increasing the educational expenses.

Keywords: GDP, FDI, Inflation, Education, USA.

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Choi, W. Y. (2020, November 25). A Study on Assessing Government Size, the Composition of Public Spending on Education and Economic Growth in the USA. Journal of Accounting, Business and Finance Research, 11(1), 1-8. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.20448/2002.111.1.8
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