The case of transition economies: what institutions matter for growth?
AbstractThere is a consensus among scholars that institutions (i.e. norms and regulations) are country specific. The article aims to contribute to the debate by examining what types of institutions have been most important for growth in transition countries. It employs a new set of institutional variables of the World Bank against the commonly used transition index of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. It appears that among the institutional variables government effectiveness has the most significant impact on growth in former planned economies. At the same time, classical growth factors seem to be more important for growth than institutions.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Economics and Econometrics Research Institute (EERI), Brussels in its journal Journal of Economics and Econometrics.
Volume (Year): 54 (2011)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Institutions; governance; transition economies; growth.;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- O43 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
- P21 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Planning, Coordination, and Reform
- P36 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Institutions and Their Transitions - - - Consumer Economics; Health; Education and Training; Welfare, Income, Wealth, and Poverty
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