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Social Cohesion, Institutions and Public Policies: New Evidence from the MENA region

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  • KASMAOUI, Kamal
  • ERRAMI, Youssef

This paper documents the effects of social cohesion and institutions on public policies in the MENA region using the three-stage least squares (3SLS) method for panel data to deal with the problems of simultaneity and correlation of errors. Our main findings show that the impact of social cohesion on public policies is strengthened only at high qualities of institutions. In other words, there is a threshold effect of institutions beyond which social cohesion has a positive impact on public policies.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 80950.

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Date of creation: 2017
Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:80950
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