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How robust is the relationship between economic freedom and economic growth?

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  • Jan-Egbert Sturm
  • Jakob De Haan

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Using various indicators for economic freedom, it is shown that increases in economic freedom are robustly related to economic growth. This conclusion holds even if the impact of outlying observations is taken into account. The level of economic freedom is not related to growth.

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  • Jan-Egbert Sturm & Jakob De Haan, 2001. "How robust is the relationship between economic freedom and economic growth?," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 33(7), pages 839-844.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:33:y:2001:i:7:p:839-844
    DOI: 10.1080/00036840121977
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    1. Sala-i-Martin, Xavier, 1997. "I Just Ran Two Million Regressions," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 87(2), pages 178-183, May.
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