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Confidence in formal institutions and reliance on informal institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina

EFENDIC, Adnan and PUGH, Geoff and ADNETT, Nick (2011) Confidence in formal institutions and reliance on informal institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Economics of Transition, 19 (3). pp. 521-540. ISSN 09670750

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This article uses survey data to investigate the relationship between citizens’ confidence in formal institutions and reliance on informal institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). We find an endogenous substituting relationship and that the different institutional structures currently existing in the two entities in BiH are significantly linked to respondents’ confidence in formal and reliance on informal institutions. In addition, perceptions of higher indirect costs of institutions and a lack of their improvement are associated with a lower confidence in formal and a greater reliance on informal institutions; the minority ethnic groups in each region are less confident in formal and rely more on informal institutions compared to the majority group; and more reliance on informal institutions is found amongst males and respondents from urban areas.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L100 Economics
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Business
Depositing User: Geoff PUGH
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2013 09:06
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2013 09:06
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1569

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