Lecturas de Economía
versão impressa ISSN 0120-2596
RODRIGUEZ, Jesús lópez; MUNOZ, Miguel e MUNOZ, Pablo Cesar. Public expenditure on health, economic and elasticity of substitution: Results for Spanish economy, 1985-2003. Lect. Econ. [online]. 2009, n.70, pp. 63-84. ISSN 0120-2596.
This paper analyzes the effect that government expenditure on health has on economic growth by estimating the elasticity of substitution for a CES production function in the Spanish economy during the period 1985-2003. Our results show that the higher the efforts of public administrations in providing greater public health coverage the higher the elasticity of substitution between production factors will be, and consequently this will benefit economic growth.
Palavras-chave : Economic Growth; Elasticity of Substitution; CES Production Function; Public Expenditure on Health.