Investor Protections and Economic Growth

8 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2008 Last revised: 1 Dec 2009

Jamal Ibrahim Haidar

Harvard University

Abstract

Using objective measures of investor protections in 170 countries, I establish that the level of investor protection matters for cross-country differences in GDP growth: countries with stronger protections tend to grow faster than those with poor investor protections.

Keywords: corporate governance, investor protection, self-dealing, growth

JEL Classification: G3, K

Suggested Citation

Haidar, Jamal Ibrahim, Investor Protections and Economic Growth. Economics Letters, Vol. 103, No. 1, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1112143

Jamal Ibrahim Haidar (Contact Author)

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

HOME PAGE: http://scholar.harvard.edu/haidar

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