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  1. 1. Essays on Social Distance, Institutions, and Economic Growth

    Författare :Gustav Hansson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; institutions; rule of law; government effectiveness; development; colonial origin; country size; Montesquieu; nationalism; nation-building; ethnic diversity; protectionism; non-nested tests; modeling selection; economic growth; productivity; equipment investment; investment prices.;

    Sammanfattning : Paper 1: Country Size and the Rule of Law: Resuscitating Montesquieu In this paper, we demonstrate that there is a robust negative relationship between the size of country territory and a measure of the rule of law for a large cross-section of countries. We outline a theoretical framework featuring two main reasons for this regularity; firstly that institutional quality often has the character of a local public good that is imperfectly spread across space from the core of the country to the hinterland, and secondly that a large territory usually is accompanied by valuable rents and a lack of openness that both tend to distort property rights institutions. LÄS MER

  2. 2. Essays on Conflict, Institutions, and Ethnic Diversity

    Författare :Pelle Ahlerup; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; civil war; earthquakes; economic development; economic growth; ethnicity; ethnic diversity; government effectiveness; human origins; instrumental variables; investment; institutions; nationalism; nation-building; natural disasters; property rights; protectionism; social capital;

    Sammanfattning : The thesis consists of five self-contained papers. Paper 1: Social Capital vs Institutions in the Growth Process Is social capital a substitute or a complement to formal institutions for achieving economic growth? Research on the impacts of social capital and formal institutions on economic development have so far mainly emerged as two distinct …elds. LÄS MER

  3. 3. Bureaucracy, Informality and Taxation : Essays in Development Economics and Public Finance

    Författare :Anders Fredriksson; Jakob Svensson; Ragnar Torvik; Stockholms universitet; []
    Nyckelord :SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Bureaucracy; Informality; Taxation; Corruption; Red tape; Investment; Formalization; Laffer effects; Economics; Nationalekonomi; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Sammanfattning : This thesis consists of three self-contained essays.Essay 1, "Dispatchers", is a study of a specialized service sector that has arisen in many developing countries.It is a well-established fact that the government bureaucracy in many developing countries is large, difficult to understand, non-transparent and time-consuming. LÄS MER

  4. 4. Essays on Institutions and Economic Outcomes

    Författare :Daniel Zerfu; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Africa; agricultural productivity; efficiency; Ethiopia; ethnic nepotism; ethnicity; governance; institutions; investment; land registration; land tenure; nonlinearity; policy reversal; political trust; poverty trap; trust.;

    Sammanfattning : Paper 1 discusses the impact of tenure insecurity on land-related investment and the policy currently in place to promote tenure security. The empirical results, based on the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey panel dataset, show that tenure insecurity has a significant effect in discouraging land-related investments, and that this effect varies with region and type of investment. LÄS MER

  5. 5. Assessing broadband policy: Towards a conceptual model

    Författare :Orada Teppayayon; Chalmers University of Technology; []
    Nyckelord :SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; sector agenda; broadband policy; government investment; strategic agenda;

    Sammanfattning : The recognition of the growing importance of broadband to the public presentschallenges for policy-makers in introducing efficient strategies, not only to serve theincreasing demand for broadband among people in society but also to increase theireconomic level both in the short run and in the long run. Different measures and strategieshave been implemented in many countries in order to encourage broadband deployment. LÄS MER