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Political institutions and trade-evidence for the long-run relationship and causality

  • Krenz, Astrid

We examine the long-run effects of the political institutional framework, measured by the political risk component of the International Country Risk Guide, on trade. Our results suggest that an improved political institutional framework is both a cause and a consequence of increased trading activity. However, we find no significant relationship in case of exporting activity for the high-income countries and the countries that possess better political institutions.

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Paper provided by University of Goettingen, Department of Economics in its series Center for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Discussion Papers with number 182.

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Date of creation: 2013
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Handle: RePEc:zbw:cegedp:182
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