National flags, national flag colors, and the well-being of countries
AbstractThis paper utilizes a simple production function model to assess the relative importance of national flags and national flag colors on the well-being of 93 nations in 2007. It finds that the existence of national flags affects well-being positively. Well-being is inelastic with respect to national flag colors. In other words, it is far more important to well-being to have a national flag than whether the flag is a certain color combination. There is considerable regional variation, but the effects of national flags on well-being are invariant with respect to region.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 11304.
Date of creation: 29 Oct 2008
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National well-being; human development index (HDI); national flags; national flag colors;
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