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OECD Economics Department Working Papers

Working papers from the Economics Department of the OECD that cover the full range of the Department’s work including the economic situation, policy analysis and projections; fiscal policy, public expenditure and taxation; and structural issues including ageing, growth and productivity, migration, environment, human capital, housing, trade and investment, labour markets, regulatory reform, competition, health, and other issues.

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The Impact on Growth of Higher Efficiency of Public Spending on Schools

This paper assesses the impact on economic growth of increased efficiency of public spending in primary and lower-secondary education. Higher efficiency in public spending in schools can bolster growth through two main channels. On the one hand, it can allow a transfer of labour from the public sector to the business sector at unchanged educational output. On the other, it can enhance educational output and productivity of the future labour force at unchanged public employment and expenditures. The paper argues that, in most cases, efficiency gains...

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Keywords: Public spending efficiency, long-run economic growth, human capital, structural reforms, Public education
JEL: H11: Public Economics / Structure and Scope of Government / Structure, Scope, and Performance of Government; I28: Health, Education, and Welfare / Education and Research Institutions / Education: Government Policy; I20: Health, Education, and Welfare / Education and Research Institutions / Education and Research Institutions: General
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