Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Four essays in the measurement of governance institutions
by Givens, David Michael, Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, 2010, 193; 3443558
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation produces a new set of orthogonal governance measures based on expert assessment data. Chapter 1 constructs the measures using a factor model. Chapter 2 applies the measures to study comparative economic development. Chapter 3 conducts a number of robustness checks on results from the first two chapters. Chapter 4 uses Monte Carlo experiments to assess potential inaccuracy in my governance measures caused by the application of the maximum-likelihood estimator to polytomous data.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Murrell, Peter, Chao, John
Commitee: Aruoba, Boragan, Hancock, Gregory, Korinek, Anton
School: University of Maryland, College Park
Department: Economics
School Location: United States -- Maryland
Source: DAI-A 72/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Law, Economics, Economic history
Keywords: Development, Economic development, Economic institutions, Governance, Law, Law and economics
Publication Number: 3443558
ISBN: 9781124486611
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