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Island Status, Country Size and Institutional Quality in Former Colonies


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Title: Island Status, Country Size and Institutional Quality in Former Colonies
Authors: Congdon Fors, Heather
Issue Date: 19-Jun-2007
University: Göteborg University, School of Buisness, Economics and Law
Institution: Department of Economics
Publication type: report
Series/Report no.: Working Papers in Economics
257
Keywords: islands
political institutions
economic institutions
rule of law
development
JEL Codes: N40, O10
Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to explore the effects of island status and country size on institutional quality, and to determine if these institutional effects can explain the relatively strong economic performance of islands and small countries. One of the main findings of this paper is that the relationship between island status and institutional quality is significantly positive, and that these results are robust to the inclusion of a number of control variables. Further, we find that c... more
ISSN: 1403-2465
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/4589
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