Wagner's Law, the Armey-Rahn Curve, and the Paradox of Wealth

Balatsky, Evgeny
April 2012
Problems of Economic Transition;Apr2012, Vol. 54 Issue 12, p40
Academic Journal
The article gives a formal and substantive interpretation of Adolph Wagner's law. Empirical evidence of violation of this law is cited. The role of the Armey-Rahn curve in restraining Wagner's law is revealed. The Armey-Rahn curve is identified for Sweden and Russia. The paradox of wealth is formulated and a substantive explanation of it is given.


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