International Journal of Management, Accounting and Economics
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Volume 2, No. 3, March 2015 Pages: 179 - 188
Impact of Government Size on Employment in Iran
Somayeh Koochakzadeh, Sayyed Abdolmajid Jalaee
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Given that the role of government is crucial in Iran’s economy, therefore, clarifying the role of government size employment can be very important; especially from the aspect that public sector in the economy is considered as a competitor to the private sector. The aim of this study is to investigate whether the government could have had an impact on employment in Iran during 1970-2011. Since identifying short and long-term relationships in this research is important, therefore, necessary analysis is performed by ARDL model analysis, using Eviews Software. The results show that government size has a positive impact on employment in short-term and long-term.
Government size, ARDL Model, employment, government expenditure
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