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Reform redux: Measurement, determinants and growth implications

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  • Campos, Nauro F.
  • Horváth, Roman

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Measurement issues are one of the most important reasons for the highly contrasting findings in the literature on the effects of structural reforms on growth. This paper puts forward improved measures of economic liberalization across countries and over time, focusing on the unique experience of the transition economies. The paper shows that structural reforms, according to these new measures, follow a much richer dynamics than the one suggested by existing indexes. It also finds that such improved measures also generate stronger links with current theoretical work: in standard growth specifications, it finds that these new measures of reform have larger and more precisely estimated effects than the existing ones.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 28 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 227-237

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Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:28:y:2012:i:2:p:227-237

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Keywords: Structural reforms; Price liberalization; Trade liberalization; Privatization;

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  1. Golinelli, Roberto & Rovelli, Riccardo, 2011. "Did Growth and Reforms Increase Citizens' Support for the Transition?," IZA Discussion Papers 5836, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Christopher Hartwell, 2013. "Institutional Deterioration in Transition Economies: Playing Follow-the-Leader During the Global Financial Crisis?," Transition Studies Review, Springer, vol. 20(2), pages 131-147, October.
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  4. Jan Babecky & Tomas Havranek, 2013. "Structural Reforms and Growth in Transition: A Meta-Analysis," William Davidson Institute Working Papers Series wp1057, William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan.
  5. Wiese, Rasmus, 2013. "Do political or economic factors drive healthcare financing privatisations? Empirical evidence from OECD countries," Research Report 13005-EEF, University of Groningen, Research Institute SOM (Systems, Organisations and Management).
  6. Gjika, Dritan & Horváth, Roman, 2013. "Stock market comovements in Central Europe: Evidence from the asymmetric DCC model," Economic Modelling, Elsevier, vol. 33(C), pages 55-64.
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