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Title

What factors influence the quality of governance institutions? An Asian perspective

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Asia, Institutional quality, Policy

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of Asian Economics

Volume

70

Abstract

This paper focuses on the process by which the quality of institutions has changed in developing Asia. It is argued that much institutional change is the result of a slow, piecemeal, evolutionary process that is often set in motion via changes in economic policy. Specifically, the quality of particular governance institutions is often dependent on economic policy. Various measures of governance institutional quality, for eleven developing countries in Asia, constructed by the World Bank are used to empirically test the hypothesis. The results of the estimations indicate that policies related to enhancing agricultural labor productivity, reducing dependence on natural resources, and increasing school enrollments have been most important in terms of positively influencing the quality of governance institutions developing Asia.

Original Publication Date

10-1-2020

DOI of published version

10.1016/j.asieco.2020.101238

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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