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Does economic freedom cause prosperity? An IV approach

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  • Hugo Faria

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Public Choice.

    Volume (Year): 141 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 103-127

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:141:y:2009:i:1:p:103-127

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    Keywords: Economic freedom; Prosperity; Policies; Institutions; Instrumental variables; O1; O43;

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    1. Hugo J. Faria & Hugo M. Montesinos-Yufa & Daniel R. Morales, 2014. "Should the Modernization Hypothesis Survive Acemoglu, Johnson, Robinson, and Yared? Some More Evidence," Econ Journal Watch, Econ Journal Watch, vol. 11(1), pages 17-36, January.
    2. Berggren, Niclas & Nilsson, Therese, 2012. "Does Economic Freedom Foster Tolerance?," Working Paper Series, Research Institute of Industrial Economics 918, Research Institute of Industrial Economics.
    3. Martin Rode, 2013. "Do Good Institutions Make Citizens Happy, or Do Happy Citizens Build Better Institutions?," Journal of Happiness Studies, Springer, Springer, vol. 14(5), pages 1479-1505, October.
    4. Gehring, Kai, 2013. "Who Benefits from Economic Freedom? Unraveling the Effect of Economic Freedom on Subjective Well-Being," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 50(C), pages 74-90.
    5. Gurgul, Henryk & Lach, Łukasz, 2011. "The Nexus between Improvements in Economic Freedom and Growth: Evidence from CEE Countries in Transition," MPRA Paper 52260, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    6. Barbara Rossi & Atsushi Inoue, 2010. "Testing for Weak Identification in Possibly Nonlinear Models," Working Papers, Duke University, Department of Economics 10-92, Duke University, Department of Economics.
    7. Gurgul, Henryk & Lach, Łukasz, 2011. "The nexus between economic freedom and growth: Evidence from CEE countries in transition," MPRA Paper 37434, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    8. Randall Holcombe & Christopher Boudreaux, 2013. "Institutional quality and the tenure of autocrats," Public Choice, Springer, Springer, vol. 156(3), pages 409-421, September.

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