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Institutional quality and poverty measures in a cross-section of countries

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  • Alberto Chong
  • César Calderón

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We provide cross-country empirical evidence on the link between measures of institutional development and of poverty over the period 1960-1990. We find that the more efficient the institutions, the lower the degree, severity, and incidence of poverty. We provide both ordinary least squares and two-stages least squares estimates, and show that our results are robust for an overall measure of institutional development as well as for an index of risk of expropriation and quality of the bureaucracy. Copyright Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2000

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  • Alberto Chong & César Calderón, 2000. "Institutional quality and poverty measures in a cross-section of countries," Economics of Governance, Springer, vol. 1(2), pages 123-135, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:ecogov:v:1:y:2000:i:2:p:123-135
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    Keywords

    JEL classification:O10; O17; Key words:Institutional Quality; Poverty; Lorenz Curves; Headcount Index; FGT Measures.;

    JEL classification:

    • O17 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Formal and Informal Sectors; Shadow Economy; Institutional Arrangements

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