Estimating the Quality of Economic Governance: A Cross-Country Analysis
AbstractThis paper proposes a methodology to combine different dimensions of economic governance into a combined index. The quality of economic governance index (QEGI) is estimated as the weighted average of principal components of the standardised economic governance indicators, where weights are variances of successive principal components. The paper reports the QEGI for 71 developing and transition economies in 1998-2000. The evidence from a simple scatter diagram and a cross country regression analysis indicates that the better economic governance positively affects the economic performance (e.g., rise in per capita income, decline in poverty level, etc.) for sample of countries in our analysis.
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Economic governance; Economic performance; Cross-country analysis; principal component.;
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- C1 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
- O1 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
- N4 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation
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- NEP-AFR-2005-09-17 (Africa)
- NEP-ALL-2005-09-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2005-09-17 (Central & Western Asia)
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