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Institutional Changes Now And Benefits Tomorrow: How Soon Is Tomorrow?

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  • PIERRE-GUILLAUME M�ON
  • KHALID SEKKAT
  • LAURENT WEILL

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This paper investigates the timing of the impact of changes in checks and balances on macroeconomic efficiency in a panel of countries. Using Battese and Coelli's one-stage approach, we find that increasing checks and balances results in greater efficiency. Furthermore, the impact of institutional changes on efficiency is delayed, with a full effect showing after five to six years. This finding remains robust after distinguishing developed and developing countries, including country-fixed effects and using alternative functional forms of the production frontier and alternative measures of checks and balances. The relation is also robust to controlling for endogeneity. Copyright 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Volume (Year): 21 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (07)
Pages: 319-357

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  1. Berggren, Niclas & Bergh, Andreas & Bjørnskov, Christian, 2012. "The growth effects of institutional instability," Journal of Institutional Economics, Cambridge University Press, vol. 8(02), pages 187-224, June.
  2. Khoury, Theodore A. & Peng, Mike W., 2011. "Does institutional reform of intellectual property rights lead to more inbound FDI? Evidence from Latin America and the Caribbean," Journal of World Business, Elsevier, vol. 46(3), pages 337-345, July.
  3. Laurent Gheeraert & Laurent Weill, 2014. "Does Islamic Banking Development Favour Macroeconomic Efficiency? Evidence on the Islamic Finance – Growth Nexus," Working Papers of LaRGE Research Center 2014-04, Laboratoire de Recherche en Gestion et Economie (LaRGE), Université de Strasbourg.
  4. Pierre-Guillaume Méon & Khalid Sekkat, 2010. "FDI waves, waves of neglect of political risk," Working Papers CEB 10-004.RS, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
  5. Cao, Shixiong, 2012. "Why China's approach to institutional change has begun to succeed," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 29(3), pages 679-683.
  6. Méon, Pierre-Guillaume & Weill, Laurent, 2010. "Does financial intermediation matter for macroeconomic performance?," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 296-303, January.

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