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Economic freedom, per capita income and economic growth

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  • Sadequl Islam
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    Based on cross-section data, this paper explores the relationship between economic freedom and the economic performance of low, middle and high income countries. The regression results show that there is a direct relationship between the economic freedom index and per capita income in low income countries and all countries as a whole. The evidence also indicates that there is a direct relationship between the economic freedom index and the growth rate of per capita income in high income countries and all countries as a whole.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 3 (1996)
    Issue (Month): 9 ()
    Pages: 595-597

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:3:y:1996:i:9:p:595-597

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    1. Jakob de Haan & Susanna Lundstroem & Jan-Egbert Sturm, 2005. "Market oriented institutions and policies and economic growth: A critical survey," TWI Research Paper Series 5, Thurgauer Wirtschaftsinstitut, Universität Konstanz.
    2. Tobias Knedlik & Franz Kronthaler, 2006. "Forced to Freedom? Empirical Relations between Aid and Economic Freedom," IWH Discussion Papers 8, Halle Institute for Economic Research.
    3. Doucouliagos, Chris & Ulubasoglu, Mehmet Ali, 2006. "Economic freedom and economic growth: Does specification make a difference?," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 22(1), pages 60-81, March.
    4. Carlsson, Fredrik & Lundström, Susanna, 2000. "The Effects of Economic and Political Freedom on CO2 Emissions," Working Papers in Economics 29, University of Gothenburg, Department of Economics, revised 21 Aug 2001.
    5. Kiliç, Cuneyt & Arica, Feyza, 2014. "Economic Freedom, Inflation Rate and their Impact on Economic Growth: A Panel Data Analysis," Journal for Economic Forecasting, Institute for Economic Forecasting, vol. 0(1), pages 160-176, March.
    6. Hakan SARIBAS, 2010. "Economic Freedom And Economic Well-Being: A Granger Causality Analysis Of 49 Countries, 1995–2004," Applied Econometrics and International Development, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 10(2).

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