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Mehmet Ugur

Professor of Economics and Institutions, University of Greenwich
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Does ‘Big Government’ Hurt Growth? It’s Not as Simple as That

January 7, 2017 Since the late 1970s it has largely been the consensus that “big government” is detrimental to growth. This manifested after the financial crisis when countries, including previously fiscally-comfortable countries like Germany and the UK, adopted austerity programs, ostensibly to spur growth by cutting government expenditure. But our research shows the...