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.
|Advisor:||Murrell, Peter, Chao, John|
|Commitee:||Aruoba, Boragan, Hancock, Gregory, Korinek, Anton|
|School:||University of Maryland, College Park|
|School Location:||United States -- Maryland|
|Source:||DAI-A 72/04, Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Law, Economics, Economic history|
|Keywords:||Development, Economic development, Economic institutions, Governance, Law, Law and economics|
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