Cointegrating Institutions: The Time-Series Properties of Country Institutional Measures
AbstractA country's political and economic institutions are critical for economic prosperity. The literature abounds with institutional measures, precisely because institutions are multi dimensional. We use panel-unit-root and cointegration tests to examine the time-series properties of several institutional measures to answer two questions. First, do institutional changes tend to be permanent? Second, which subsets of institutions tend to converge or move together? These answers have important implications for whether permanent institutional reform is possible, and whether reforms can be undertaken one institutional area at a time, or instead must simultaneously encompass multiple institutional areas.
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co-integration; institutions; institutional reform;
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- Russell S. Sobel & Christopher J. Coyne, 2011. "Cointegrating Institutions: The Time-Series Properties of Country Institutional Measures," Journal of Law and Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 54(1), pages 111 - 134.
- B52 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches - - - Institutional; Evolutionary
- H10 - Public Economics - - Structure and Scope of Government - - - General
- P00 - Economic Systems - - General - - - General
- O10 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
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