A missing spatial link in institutional quality
AbstractHistory tells that institutions evolve gradually over time, pushing new ideas across borders and cultures. Globalisation is argued to accelerate this process. We examine the spatial links of different political institutions across borders. Applying various tests for spatial proximity, we do not find evidence of contemporaneous spatial links. This result is robust to various measures of distance and of cultural proximity across countries. Instead, when we analyse long run dynamics diffusion of institutions seems to occur only gradually.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics in its series IREA Working Papers with number 200911.
Length: 8 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2009
Date of revision: Jun 2009
Institutions; spatial econometrics; spillover;
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- NEP-POL-2009-06-17 (Positive Political Economics)
- NEP-URE-2009-06-17 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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