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Corruption and Growth (1995)
by Paulo Mauro
Quarterly Journal of Economics
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The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Analysis
by Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson - AMERICAN ECONOMIC REVIEW , 2002
"... We exploit differences in early colonial experience to estimate the effect of institutions on economic performance. Our argument is that Europeans adopted very different colonization policies in different colonies, with different associated institutions. The choice of colonization strategy was, at l ..."
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Financial Intermediation and Growth: Causality and Causes
by Ross Levine, Norman Loayza, Thorsten Beck - JOURNAL OF MONETARY ECONOMICS , 2000
"... This paper evaluates (1) whether the exogenous component of financial intermediary development influences economic growth and (2) whether cross-country differences in legal and accounting systems (e.g., creditor rights, contract enforcement, and accounting standards) explain differences in the level ..."
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The causes of corruption: a cross-national study
by Daniel Treisman , 2000
"... Why is corruption — the misuse of public office for private gain — perceived to be more widespread in some countries than others? Different theories associate this with particular historical and cultural traditions, levels of economic development, political institutions, and government policies. Thi ..."
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Stock Markets, Banks, and Economic Growth
by Ross Levine, Sara Zervos , 1998
"... This paper -- a product of the Finance and Private Sector Development Division, Policy Research Department -- is pa't of a larger effort in the department to understand the links between the financial system and economic growth. The study was funded by the Bank's Research Support Budget un ..."
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by Alberto Alesina, ARNAUD DEVLEESCHAUWER, William Easterly, Sergio Kurlat, Romain Wacziarg - JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC GROWTH , 2003
"... We provide new measures of ethnic, linguistic, and religious fractionalization for about 190 countries. These measures are more comprehensive than those previously used in the economics literature and we compare our new variables with those previously used. We also revisit the question of the effect ..."
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How’s life? Combining individual and national variables to explain subjective well-being
by John F. Helliwell , 2002
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Decentralization and Corruption: Evidence across Countries
by Raymond Fisman, Roberta Gatti , 2000
"... The relationship between decentralization of government activities and the extent of rent extraction by private parties is an important element in the recent debate on institutional design. The theoretical literature makes ambiguous predictions about this relationship, and it has remained virtually ..."
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On economic causes of Civil War,
by Paul Collier , Anke Hoefflert - Oxford Economic papers , 1998
"... We investigate whether civil wars have economic causes. The model is based on utility theory, rebels will conduct a civil war if the perceived benefits outweigh the costs of rebellion. Using probit and tobit models the propositions are tested empirically. Four variables, initial income, ethno-lingu ..."
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Growth Theory through the Lens of Development Economics
by Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo - In Handbook of Economic Growth. , ed. Philippe Aghion and Steven Durlauf , 2005
"... The premise of neo-classical growth theory is that it is possible to do a reasonable job of explaining the broad patterns of economic change across countries, by looking at it through the lens of an aggregate production function. The aggregate production function relates the total output of an econo ..."
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