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Institutional quality and poverty measures in a cross-section of countries

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  • Alberto Chong
  • César Calderón

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We provide cross-country empirical evidence on the link between measures of institutional development and of poverty over the period 1960-1990. We find that the more efficient the institutions, the lower the degree, severity, and incidence of poverty. We provide both ordinary least squares and two-stages least squares estimates, and show that our results are robust for an overall measure of institutional development as well as for an index of risk of expropriation and quality of the bureaucracy. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Economics of Governance.

Volume (Year): 1 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 (07)
Pages: 123-135

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Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:1:y:2000:i:2:p:123-135

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Keywords: JEL classification:O10; O17; Key words:Institutional Quality; Poverty; Lorenz Curves; Headcount Index; FGT Measures.;

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  1. Dreher, Axel & Voigt, Stefan, 2011. "Does membership in international organizations increase governments' credibility? Testing the effects of delegating powers," Journal of Comparative Economics, Elsevier, vol. 39(3), pages 326-348, September.
  2. Philip Arestis & Asena Caner, 2010. "Capital account liberalisation and poverty: how close is the link?," Cambridge Journal of Economics, Oxford University Press, vol. 34(2), pages 295-323, March.
  3. Judy Day & Peter Taylor, 2004. "Institutional Change and Debt-based Corporate Governance: A Comparative Analysis of Four Transition Economies," Journal of Management and Governance, Springer, vol. 8(1), pages 73-115, March.
  4. Tebaldi, Edinaldo & Mohan, Ramesh, 2008. "Poverty, Geography and Institutional Path Dependence," MPRA Paper 10201, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Marco Pani, 2011. "Hold your nose and vote: corruption and public decisions in a representative democracy," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 148(1), pages 163-196, July.

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