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Institutions and economic performance: A meta-regression analysis

EFENDIC, Adnan, PUGH, Geoff and ADNETT, Nick (2011) Institutions and economic performance: A meta-regression analysis. European Journal of Political Economy, 27 (3). pp. 586-599. ISSN 01762680

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This paper applies meta-regression analysis to the empirical literature that investigates the effect of institutions on economic performance. Although studies with growth-theoretic foundations do not yield robust evidence for an authentic empirical effect, we find more robust evidence of positive and large institutional effects on output levels. The partial correlations between institutional and economic performance variables are also influenced by model specification choices and, in particular, (non)treatment of the potential endogeneity of institutions. A corollary of such pronounced heterogeneities is that we cannot report a representative estimated effect size, although the evidence overwhelmingly suggests a positive influence of institutional quality on economic outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Faculty: Previous Faculty of Business, Education and Law > Business
Depositing User: Geoff PUGH
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2013 17:07
Last Modified: 24 Feb 2023 13:40

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