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The Growth Penalty of High Government Pay Rates

dc.contributor.authorCraig Sugden
dc.contributor.authorKiyoshi Taniguchi
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-30T14:44:20Z
dc.date.available2015-01-30T14:44:20Z
dc.date.issued2008-06-01
dc.identifier.issn1655-5252
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11540/1773
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the role of government pay rates in economic growth. A trend decline in government pay rates, expressed relative to what an economy can afford, is identified in many developing countries. The decline is attributed to the erosion of economic rents. Drawing on the theoretical insights of the Harris- Todaro two sector model, the study argues that static and dynamic benefits from the erosion of rents would lead to a negative relationship between government pay rates and economic growth. Utilizing the pooled regression models as well as the feasible two-stage generalized method of moments estimator, the study concludes that relative government pay rates are negatively related with economic growth in developing countries; hence, high government pay rates penalize economic growth. Countries that retain high government pay rates are identified.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.rightsCC BY 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
dc.titleThe Growth Penalty of High Government Pay Rates
dc.typeWorking Papers
dc.subject.expertEconomic Crisis
dc.subject.expertEconomic Efficiency
dc.subject.expertEconomic Policies
dc.subject.expertRegional Economic Development
dc.subject.expertPublic Sector Wages
dc.subject.adbCrisis
dc.subject.adbUnemployment
dc.subject.adbEconomic cooperation
dc.subject.adbGross domestic product
dc.subject.adbEmployment
dc.subject.adbWage payment systems
dc.subject.adbWages
dc.subject.naturalFinancial crisis
dc.subject.naturalLabor economics
dc.subject.naturalRegional economics
dc.subject.naturalGuaranteed annual wage
dc.subject.naturalWage differentials
dc.subject.naturalWages and labor productivity
dc.title.seriesEconomics and Research Department Working Paper Series
dc.title.volumeNo. 118
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.themeEconomics
oar.themePublic Sector
oar.themeLabor Migration
oar.adminregionAsia and the Pacific Region
oar.countryBangladesh
oar.countryBhutan
oar.countryIndia
oar.countryMaldives
oar.countryNepal
oar.countrySri Lanka
oar.countryBrunei Darussalam
oar.countryCambodia
oar.countryIndonesia
oar.countryLao People's Democratic Republic
oar.countryMalaysia
oar.countryMyanmar
oar.countryPhilippines
oar.countrySingapore
oar.countryThailand
oar.countryViet Nam
oar.countryCook Islands
oar.countryFiji
oar.countryKiribati
oar.countryMarshall Islands
oar.countryMicronesia, Federated States of
oar.countryNauru
oar.countryPalau
oar.countryPapua New Guinea
oar.countrySamoa
oar.countrySolomon Islands
oar.countryTimor-Leste
oar.countryTonga
oar.countryTuvalu
oar.countryVanuatu
oar.countryAfghanistan
oar.countryArmenia
oar.countryAzerbaijan
oar.countryGeorgia
oar.countryKazakhstan
oar.countryKyrgyz Republic
oar.countryPakistan
oar.countryTajikistan
oar.countryTurkmenistan
oar.countryUzbekistan
oar.countryChina, People's Republic of
oar.countryHong Kong, China
oar.countryRepublic of Korea
oar.countryMongolia
oar.countryTaipei,China
oar.identifierOAR-001920
oar.authorSugden, Craig
oar.authorTaniguchi, Kiyoshi
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