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Title An Empirical Investigation of the Impact of Institutions on Economic Growth
AuthorsRUMMANA ZAHEER and ADEELA KHALID
Abstract

This paper explores the impact of institutions on economic growth, measured in terms of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) per capita. A wide range of economic, non-economic, social, environmental and political factors contribute to economic growth and prosperity. Institutions are discussed as a range of array of regulatory and accountability mechanisms, beyond the boundaries of market functioning. This paper takes composite values of democracy index, vested interests, accountability, human rights and freedom of association and uses it as a proxy for institutions. A range of theoretical and empirical evidence, in addition to panel data analysis indicates positive role of institutions in economic growth.
Keywords: Institutions, Democracy, Economic Growth, Investment, Fertility, Education, Inequality, Education, Government, Political Stability, Rule of Law, Life Expectancy, Panel Data.

Pages 80-99
Volume 10
Issue 1
Part 1
File Name Download (206)
DOI 10.30543/10-1(2021)-8