Does WTO accession affect domestic economic policies and institutions?
AbstractThe paper aims to examine policy-anchor hypotheses by analysing the impact of WTO accession process on domestic economic policies and institutions of newly acceded WTO members. It shows that the process of obtaining WTO membership, under certain circumstances, can lead to a positive improvement in domestic econoic policies and institutions. The difference-in-difference analysis is employed as the empirical model. Results are robust with alternative model specifications and choice of economic policies and institutional variable.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Economics Section, The Graduate Institute of International Studies in its series IHEID Working Papers with number 03-2008.
Date of creation: 14 Feb 2008
Date of revision: Feb 2008
WTO; Economic policies; Institutions; Difference-in-Difference Analysis;
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- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- C3 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables
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