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Institutional infrastructure and economic performance: dynamic panel data evidence


Law, Siong Hook and Amin Noordin, Bany Ariffin (2008) Institutional infrastructure and economic performance: dynamic panel data evidence. Transition Studies Review, 15 (3). pp. 542-557. ISSN 1614-4007; ESSN: 1614-4015


This paper attempts to empirically investigate the link between institutional quality and economic performance in a group of 72 countries during 1980–2001, using dynamic panel data analysis. Five institutional indicators that represent the overall institutional infrastructures of an economy are employed, namely corruption, rule of law, bureaucracy, repudiation of contracts and risk of expropriation. The empirical results demonstrate that institutions’ variables are statistically significant determinants of economic performance. The findings also suggest that the effects of institutional quality vary according to the level of economic development, where institutions are more responsive in the low-income and middle-income countries. In terms of specific effect of institutional development, the results reveal that the higher level of rule of law is most potent in delivering long-run economic benefits.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Economics and Management
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11300-008-0026-1
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Institutions; Laws; Regulations; Economic growth; Dynamic panel data analysis
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2016 06:19
Last Modified: 07 Apr 2016 06:19
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/15248
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