Bigger Government: The Future of Government Expenditure in Advanced Economies

Bigger Government: The Future of Government Expenditure in Advanced Economies

by Marc Laurence Robinson


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This book examines the future of government expenditure in advanced economies in the period up till 2050. It argues that powerful external forces and pressure points will drive spending up irrespective of the philosophical and ideological preferences of governments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9782970140122
Publisher: Marc Robinson
Publication date: 07/10/2020
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Marc Robinson is an internationally-recognized expert on government finances. As a consultant, he has advised more than thirty countries, on all continents and at all stages of development, on budgeting reforms. He has also been a senior civil servant, a professor of economics, and a staff economist at the International Monetary Fund. Dr. Robinson has published in excess of 30 books, monographs and articles on government budgeting issues. He has frequently participated as an invited speaker at conferences and symposiums held by international organizations (including the OECD, European Union, APEC and NATO) and national ministries of finance. He is a member of the OECD Advisory Panel on Budgeting and Public Expenditures. Resident in Switzerland, he is a Swiss and Australian dual national. His website is

Table of Contents


Note: Public Expenditure

  1. Big Spenders or Misers?
  2. Why Has Health Expenditure Risen So Fast?
  3. The Future of Health Expenditure
  4. The Impact of Aging
  5. Decisive Action on Global Warming: What Will it Cost?
  6. Infrastructure Deficits
  7. Income Support in the New Economy
  8. Borrowing and the Printing Press?
  9. Trimming the Fat
  10. Bigger Government


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