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Institutions and Economic Growth: A Cross country Evidence

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  • Siddiqui, Danish Ahmed
  • Ahmed, Qazi Masood

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The role of institutions in promoting economic growth and development has generated considerable interest among researchers and practitioners in recent years. This paper explores the role of state institutions in promoting growth using a GMM econometric model. Specifically it attempted to test impact of two dimensions of institutions on growth using recently developed index of institutionalized social technologies and its sub indices namely Risk reducing technologies and Anti rent seeking technologies. The result suggests a strong causal link between institutional quality and economic performance, and also confirms conditional convergence as predicted in the modern theories of growth

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  • Siddiqui, Danish Ahmed & Ahmed, Qazi Masood, 2009. "Institutions and Economic Growth: A Cross country Evidence," MPRA Paper 19747, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    1. Engjell Pere, 2015. "Impact of good governance in the economic development of Western Balkan countries," European Journal of Government and Economics, Europa Grande, vol. 4(1), pages 25-45, June.
    2. Tamilina, Larysa & Baklanova, Olena, 2012. "Способы формирования контрактных институтов: эволюция versus революция
      [Means of institutional formation: evolution versus revolution]
      ," MPRA Paper 50172, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    3. Tamilina, Larysa & Baklanova, Olena, 2012. "Способы формирования контрактных институтов как факторы экономического ростa: сравнительный анализ
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      ," MPRA Paper 50171, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    4. repec:taf:oxdevs:v:45:y:2017:i:2:p:145-170 is not listed on IDEAS

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    Keywords

    institutions; social technologies; index; GMM; social capital; growth; rent seeking; rent seeking; risk; corruption; property rights;

    JEL classification:

    • E02 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General - - - Institutions and the Macroeconomy
    • Z1 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics
    • O43 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
    • D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
    • P48 - Economic Systems - - Other Economic Systems - - - Political Economy; Legal Institutions; Property Rights; Natural Resources; Energy; Environment; Regional Studies
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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