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Title: A missing spatial link in institutional quality
Author: Claeys, Peter Gunther
Manca, Fabio
Keywords: Globalització (Economia)
Organismes internacionals
Globalization (Economics)
Practical politics
International agencies
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR09/11]
Abstract: History tells that institutions evolve gradually over time, pushing new ideas across borders and cultures. Globalisation is argued to accelerate this process. We examine the spatial links of different political institutions across borders. Applying various tests for spatial proximity, we do not find evidence of contemporaneous spatial links. This result is robust to various measures of distance and of cultural proximity across countries. Instead, when we analyse long run dynamics diffusion of institutions seems to occur only gradually.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2009, IR09/11
ISSN: 2014-1254
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