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Helpful governments

  • Amin, Mohammad
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    Using data on firm perceptions of how helpful the government is for doing business, we find strong evidence for the theory of legal origins: common law fares better than civil law. Advantages of using firm perceptions are discussed in detail.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

    Volume (Year): 105 (2009)
    Issue (Month): 1 (October)
    Pages: 130-133

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    Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:105:y:2009:i:1:p:130-133
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