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Political freedom, economic freedom, and income convergence: Do stages of economic development matter?

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  • Zhenhui Xu

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  • Zhenhui Xu & Haizheng Li, 2008. "Political freedom, economic freedom, and income convergence: Do stages of economic development matter?," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 135(3), pages 183-205, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:pubcho:v:135:y:2008:i:3:p:183-205
    DOI: 10.1007/s11127-007-9253-y
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    2. Keef, Stephen P. & Khaled, Mohammed & Zhu, Hui, 2009. "The dynamics of the Monday effect in international stock indices," International Review of Financial Analysis, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 125-133, June.
    3. Kanybek Nur-tegin, 2014. "Entrenched Autocracy or New Democracy: Which Is Better for Business?," Kyklos, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 67(3), pages 398-419, August.
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    8. Nicholas Apergis & Oguzhan Dincer & James E. Payne, 2014. "Economic Freedom And Income Inequality Revisited: Evidence From A Panel Error Correction Model," Contemporary Economic Policy, Western Economic Association International, vol. 32(1), pages 67-75, January.

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    Keywords

    Income convergence; Economic freedom; Political freedom; Stages of development; OECD countries; C12; C23; O53; O57;

    JEL classification:

    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C23 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Single Equation Models; Single Variables - - - Models with Panel Data; Spatio-temporal Models
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries

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