The Impacts of Public Spending by Function on Regional Economic Growth and Interregional Income Disparities: Evidence from Korea

  • Ki-Dong LeeEmail author
  • Sijin Moon
  • Jiah Choi


Although the demand for government assistance is rapidly increasing in Korea, it has become increasingly more difficult for the government to secure available financial resources. Amidst stagnant economic growth with considerable unemployment, the working age population in Korea is decreasing owing to the rapid process of fertility declines and population aging, while demand for social welfare and related government spending is increasing continuously. Considering that local governments account for 60% of total government spending in Korea, it is important to investigate the effects of government spending on economic growth from a regional perspective. In addition, as different types of government spending have different effects on output, the analysis should be conducted by distinguishing between the different components of government spending.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Keimyung UniversityDaeguSouth Korea
  2. 2.Pusan National UniversityBusanSouth Korea
  3. 3.Bank of KoreaSeoulSouth Korea

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