Discussion Paper Series in Economics, Department of Economics, Norwegian School of Economics (NHH)
Growth in public finances as tool for control: Norwegian development 1850-1950.
Abstract: By drawing on information from public accounts from the
nineteenth and twentieth century the present paper aims at mapping the
development of key financial indicators for the Norwegian central
government sector. It concludes that growth in the size of this sector
often, but clearly not always, reflects political economy regimes. The
paper concludes that persistant growth in public finances as tool for
control over the economy did not take place before the introduction of the
social-democratic regime in 1935.
Keywords: Public finances; Norwegian development.; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: N23; N24; N33; N34; N43; N44; O16; O21; O23; P11; P16; P41; (follow links to similar papers)
27 pages, May 5, 2014
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