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Economic freedom and social capital

Listed author(s):
  • Jeremy Jackson
  • Art Carden
  • Compton

This article brings together two growing literatures, social capital and economic freedom, to examine whether economic freedom contributes to social capital. More specifically, using US state-level data from 1986 to 2004 and both OLS and System GMM dynamic panel estimation, we find that there is no clear trade-off between economic freedom and either the level or growth of social capital.

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File URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10.1080/00036846.2015.1058912
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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics.

Volume (Year): 47 (2015)
Issue (Month): 54 (November)
Pages: 5853-5867

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Handle: RePEc:taf:applec:v:47:y:2015:i:54:p:5853-5867
DOI: 10.1080/00036846.2015.1058912
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