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Underestimating Institutions?
Underestimating Institutions?

Author(s): Tjaša Redek
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Ekonomický ústav SAV a Prognostický ústav SAV
Keywords: economic transition; institutions; economic growth

Summary/Abstract: The article examines the significance of institutional quality for economic performance during transition. Institutions are the rules of the game. In any economy the most important institutions are the legal system and its quality, the state, the structure of the financial system and the system of international relations. The process of economic transition was mainly a process of massive institutional chan-ges which were spurred by economic causes and also themselves had significant economic consequences. The article examines the institutional changes in transition economies and shows that institutions matter. To prove this, first a simple descriptive method was used, followed by econometric testing: a panel data analysis and an extreme bounds analysis to check the robustness of the results.

  • Issue Year: 53/2005
  • Issue No: 05
  • Page Range: 542-555
  • Page Count: 14
  • Language: English