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Economic Security, Private Investment, and Growth in Developing Countries

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  • Hélène Poirson
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    This paper provides empirical support for the view that enhanced economic security fosters private investment and growth in developing countries. An analysis for 53 developing countries suggests that most aspects of economic security have improved since the mid-1980s; that private investment is mostly influenced by the risk of expropriation, the degree of civil liberty, and the degree of independence of the bureaucracy; and that economic growth is affected by the risk of expropriation and political terrorism in the short run, and by corruption and contract repudiation in the long run.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 98/4.

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    Length: 31
    Date of creation: 01 Jan 1998
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:98/4

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    Cited by:
    1. Jac C Heckelman & Benjamin Powell, 2010. "Corruption and the Institutional Environment for Growth," Comparative Economic Studies, Palgrave Macmillan, vol. 52(3), pages 351-378, September.
    2. Tuomas A. Peltonen & Ricardo M. Sousa & Isabel S. Vansteenkiste, 2009. "Asset prices, Credit and Investment in Emerging Markets," NIPE Working Papers, NIPE - Universidade do Minho 18/2009, NIPE - Universidade do Minho.
    3. David Stasavage, 2000. "Private Investment and Political Uncertainty," STICERD - Development Economics Papers - From 2008 this series has been superseded by Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics 25, Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, LSE.
    4. Shiferaw, A., 2002. "Private investment and public policy in sub-Saharan Africa : an empirical analysis," ISS Working Papers - General Series, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague 19100, International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS), The Hague.
    5. Tuomas A. Peltonen & Ricardo M. Sousa & Isabel S. Vansteenkiste, 2009. "Fundamentals, Financial Factors and The Dynamics of Investment in Emerging Markets," NIPE Working Papers, NIPE - Universidade do Minho 19/2009, NIPE - Universidade do Minho.
    6. Teuea Toatu, 2002. "Unravelling the Pacific Paradox," International and Development Economics Working Papers, International and Development Economics idec02-2, International and Development Economics.

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