The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

January 06, 2014 08:15 ET

Fraser Institute: Media Advisory; Does Smaller Government Spur Economic Growth? New Book Coming Tuesday, January 7

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 6, 2014) - On Tuesday, January 7, the Fraser Institute will release a new book about government size, economic growth and social progress.

The book, Measuring Government in the Twenty-first Century: An International Overview of the Size and Efficiency of Public Spending, examines a wide range of international data to measure the size of government and how it affects economic growth and social outcomes such as crime rates, health and education levels.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on Tuesday, January 7 at 6:30 a.m. (Eastern).

The book will also be available for download as a free PDF on January 7 (in English) at

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