Transaction Costs on a National Level: Causes and Consequences
AbstractThe empirical core of this essay is a set of estimates of the aggregate transaction costs for sixteen European nations. I explore a number of hypothesized determinants of these costs, but only an economic systems variable, defined in terms of the institutional structure of the country, passes a test of statistical significance. I also examine the impact of these aggregate costs by testing the hoary micro-economic proposition that high transaction costs cause greater vertical integration, an hypothesis I confirm on the macro-level.
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Volume (Year): 164 (2008)
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