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Cross-Border M&A Inflows and the Quality of Institutions : A Cross-Country Panel Data Analysis

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  • Jung Hur

    (NUS)

  • Rasyad A. Parinduri
  • Yohanes E. Riyanto

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This paper provides an empirical explanation to the observed disparity in cross-border M&A inflows to developing and developed countries over the last two decades. We show two main results. First, the disparity can be attributed to the difference in the quality of institutions between the two groups of countries. Second, the gain from reforming institutions in developing countries is smaller than that in developed countries. These findings suggest that, with the current speed of institutional reforms in developing countries, the disparity is likely to persist.

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Paper provided by East Asian Bureau of Economic Research in its series Microeconomics Working Papers with number 21920.

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Handle: RePEc:eab:microe:21920

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Keywords: cross-border M&A inflows; Quality of Institutions; developingand developed countries; pooled-data and panel data analysis; correlated random effects;

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