Wagner’s law in Brunei: new findings

Fumitaka Furuoka, and Hanafiah Harvey, (2014) Wagner’s law in Brunei: new findings. Malaysian Journal of Business and Economics (MJBE), 1 (2). pp. 89-102. ISSN 2289-8018


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Despite numerous research efforts to examine the Wagner’s Law, there is still lacking of systematically analysis on this important topic in Asia. Thus, the current paper aims to fill this research gap and chooses Brunei as a case study to examine the validity of the Wagner’s Law. It is a well-known fact that the Bruneian government has been playing an important role to simulate economic development in the country. It means that Brunei could be interesting example of Asian country where the government expenditure would stimulate economic development. The empirical findings indicate that there is a long-run relationship between economic development, population and government expenditure and there exists a short-run causality between population and government expenditure. These findings seem to empirical evidence to support the Wagner’s Law in Brunei.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: economic development, government expenditure, Brunei, Wagner’s Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: FACULTY > Faculty of Business, Economics and Accounting
Depositing User: Users 83 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2017 05:14
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2017 03:09
URI: http://eprints.ums.edu.my/id/eprint/15683

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