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Bureaucracy and Economic Growth


Bureaucracy and economic development; Bureaucracy and economic performance; Public administration and economic development; Public administration and economic performance


Bureaucracy: the body of nonelected officials involved in public administration (adjusted from: Merriam-Webster n.d.)

Economic growth: quantitative expansion of the national economy over time, either through resource accumulation or through improvements in productivity, typically measured through the growth of the gross domestic product (adjusted from: Soubbotina 2004).


Governmental economic policy is, without doubt, one of the major factors influencing economic growth. However, the growth performance depends not only on what policy measures the government decides to implement but also on howthese policies are implemented – and therefore, is influenced by the behavior of the bureaucracy. Inefficient and poorly functioning bureaucracy can undermine even the most insightful and...

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Libman, A. (2018). Bureaucracy and Economic Growth. In: Farazmand, A. (eds) Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance. Springer, Cham.

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