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Institutional quality and trade: which institutions? Which trade?

  • Khalid Sekkat
  • Pierre-Guillaume Méon

Using a panel of countries over 1990–2000, this paper examines the extent to which different dimensions of the institutional framework affect total exports, exports of manufactured goods, and exports of nonmanufactured goods. It is observed that exports of manufactured goods are positively affected by the quality of institutions but neither total exports nor nonmanufactured exports. The latter may even correlate negatively with the quality of institutions. The results are robust to estimation methods.

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Paper provided by ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles in its series ULB Institutional Repository with number 2013/7372.

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Date of creation: Apr 2008
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Publication status: Published in: Economic Inquiry (2008) v.46 n° 2,p.227-240
Handle: RePEc:ulb:ulbeco:2013/7372
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