How Robust is the Relationship between Economic Freedom and Economic Growth

13 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2000

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Jan-Egbert Sturm

KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Jakob de Haan

University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business; De Nederlandsche Bank; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Date Written: July 1999

Abstract

Using various indicators for economic freedom, it is shown that increases in economic freedom are robustly related to economic growth. This conclusion holds even if the impact of outlying observations is taken into account. The level of economic freedom is not related to economic growth.

Suggested Citation

Sturm, Jan-Egbert and de Haan, Jakob, How Robust is the Relationship between Economic Freedom and Economic Growth (July 1999). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=248549 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.248549

Jan-Egbert Sturm (Contact Author)

KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich ( email )

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Switzerland

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Germany

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Jakob de Haan

University of Groningen - Faculty of Economics and Business ( email )

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Germany

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