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Investor protections and economic growth

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  • Haidar, Jamal Ibrahim

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Using objective measures of investor protections in 170 countries, I establish that the level of investor protection matters for cross-country differences in GDP growth: countries with stronger protections tend to grow faster than those with poor investor protections.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 103 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 (April)
Pages: 1-4

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:103:y:2009:i:1:p:1-4

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Keywords: Corporate governance Investor protection Self-dealing Growth;

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