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The formal and informal institutional framework of capital accumulation

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  • Pierre-Guillaume Méon
  • Khalid Sekkat

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This paper studies the impact of social trust and formal legal and institutional determinants of capital accumulation in a panel of countries. It reports that formal determinants and trust interact, and that the two are substitutes. Specifically, the marginal impact of formal legal institutions decreases with trust, and vice versa. These findings apply both to total investment and to its foreign component, foreign direct investment.

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  • Pierre-Guillaume Méon & Khalid Sekkat, 2013. "The formal and informal institutional framework of capital accumulation," Working Papers CEB 13-036, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.
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    investment; foreign direct investment; institutions; trust;
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    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E22 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Investment; Capital; Intangible Capital; Capacity
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
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