Institutional Quality and Trade: Which Institutions? Which Trade?

Economic Inquiry, Vol. 46, Issue 2, pp. 227-240, April 2008

14 Pages Posted: 18 Apr 2008

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Pierre-Guillaume Meon

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB); Université Robert Schuman Strasbourg III

Khalid Sekkat

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)

Abstract

Using a panel of countries over 1990-2000, this paper examines the extent to which different dimensions of the institutional framework affect total exports, exports of manufactured goods, and exports of non-manufactured goods. It is observed that exports of manufactured goods are positively affected by the quality of institutions but neither total exports nor non-manufactured exports. The latter may even correlate negatively with the quality of institutions. The results are robust to estimation methods.

JEL Classification: F14, F15, O17

Suggested Citation

Meon, Pierre-Guillaume and Sekkat, Khalid, Institutional Quality and Trade: Which Institutions? Which Trade?. Economic Inquiry, Vol. 46, Issue 2, pp. 227-240, April 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1120567 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1465-7295.2007.00064.x

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