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Prospective NATO or EU Membership and Institutional Change in Transition Countries

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  • Ansgar Belke
  • Ingo Bordon
  • Inna Melnykovska
  • Rainer Schweickert

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This paper quantifies the impact of incentives related to potential membership on institutional change as measured by the World Bank Governance Indicators (WBGI). Based on a panel of 25 transition countries for the period from 1996 to 2008 we show that pre-accession incentives provided by EU and NATO clearly matter for institutional development. In addition, path-dependency determined by cultural norms may be overcome by economic liberalization while foreign aid seems to hamper institutional development.

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Paper provided by DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research in its series Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin with number 915.

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Length: 26 p.
Date of creation: 2009
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Handle: RePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp915

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Keywords: EU; NATO; Transition Economies; Institutional Change; Governance;

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Cited by:
  1. Uwe B�wer & Alessandro Turrini, 2009. "EU accession: A road to fast-track convergence?," European Economy - Economic Papers, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission 393, Directorate General Economic and Monetary Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
  2. Ansgar Belke & Lukas Vogel, 2012. "Monetary Commitment and Structural Reforms: A Dynamic Panel Analysis for Transition Economies," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 1221, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
  3. Rainer Schweickert & Inna Melnykovska & Hanno Heitmann, 2012. "Picking Winners? Evidence on NATO’s Enlargement Strategy," Transition Studies Review, Springer, Springer, vol. 18(3), pages 570-585, March.
  4. Rainer Schweickert & Inna Melnykovska & Hedwig Plamper, 2012. "External Drivers of Institutional Change in Central Asia – Regional Integration Schemes and the Role of Russia and China," Kiel Working Papers 1763, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  5. Rainer Schweickert & Jonas Kauschke & Hanno Heitmann, 2010. "Accession Incentives for Institutional Change in Post-Socialist Countries – Cross-Section and Country Evidence from NATO Enlargement," Kiel Working Papers 1597, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
  6. Rainer Schweickert & Inna Melnykovska & Hanno Heitmann, 2012. "Beyond Security, Towards Institution Building – The Case of NATO-Macedonia Relations," Kiel Working Papers 1757, Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

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