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How important are Institutions for Growth in Transition Countries?

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  • Luc Moers

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    (University of Amsterdam)

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Growth empirics with institutional measures is performed for 25 transition countries overthe period 1990-95. Estimation results suggest that (particularly state) institutions aresignificant for growth and, especially, foreign direct investment (FDI), the latter in turnbeing important for the former. It is also found that the correlation between institutionsand FDI is more likely to be a (direct) causation. Only inflation and war seem to have beenrelatively more important for growth performance in transition countries than institutionsper se. This suggests that macroeconomic stabilization and peace should be the main policypriorities in transition, closely followed by institution building.

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Paper provided by Tinbergen Institute in its series Tinbergen Institute Discussion Papers with number 99-004/2.

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Date of creation: 12 Feb 1999
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:uvatin:19990004

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Keywords: Transition economics; growth empirics; institutions; policy reform;

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  1. Hartwell , Christopher A., 2014. "The impact of institutional volatility on financial volatility in transition economies: a GARCH family approach," BOFIT Discussion Papers 6/2014, Bank of Finland, Institute for Economies in Transition.
  2. Ichiro Iwasaki, 2004. "Evolution of the Government–Business Relationship and Economic Performance in the Former Soviet States – Order State, Rescue State, Punish State," Economic Change and Restructuring, Springer, vol. 36(3), pages 223-257, September.
  3. M. Menegatti, 2002. "Crescita e istituzioni: alcune schede riassuntive," Economics Department Working Papers 2002-EP01, Department of Economics, Parma University (Italy).
  4. Grogan, Louise & Moers, Luc, 2001. "Growth empirics with institutional measures for transition countries," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 25(4), pages 323-344, December.
  5. Campos, Nauro F., 2000. "Context is everything : measuring institutional change in transition economies," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2269, The World Bank.
  6. Efendic, Adnan & Pugh, Geoff & Adnett, Nick, 2011. "Institutions and economic performance: A meta-regression analysis," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 27(3), pages 586-599, September.

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