Budgetary Trade-Offs in Ethiopia,1965-1993

This paper surveys the pattern of Ethiopian in the period with special emphasis on the government expenditures. The trends of security, education, and health expenditures as well as spending on economic services are examined. The trends of security, education, and health expenditures as well as spending on economic services are examined. Then simple correlation, linear regression, and estimation of vulnerability induces and expenditure elastic ties are used to test for the existence of budgetary trade-offs between the various expenditure categories. The results suggest that some trade offs existed in the period studied, particularly the trade-off between security spending and human capital formation (using the spending on health and education as proxies). This crowding-out of human resource development by security spending was more obvious during the Derg regime (1974/75-1990/91)


Editor(s):
Getachew, Yoseph
Gashaw, Dagnew
Kibre, Moges
Sentayehu, Tefera
Shiferaw, Jamo
Yusuf, Abdulahi
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Issue Date:
1994
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/251892
Published in:
Ethiopian Journal of Economics
Volume 03
Number 1
Page range:
25-46
Total Pages:
90
Series Statement:
ETHIOPIAN JOURNAL OF ECONOMICS
Volume III Number 1; April 1994




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