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dc.contributor.authorAkee, Randall K. Q.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJorgensen, Miriamen_US
dc.contributor.authorSunde, Uween_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-15en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-14T11:06:49Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-14T11:06:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62484-
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents an empirical examination of economic and institutional development. Utilizing a novel data set on American Indian tribal nations, we investigate how constitutional design affects economic development, while holding the broader legal and political environment fixed. Instrumental variables regressions, using the party of the US President at the time of the initial adoption of tribal constitutions as an instrument for constitutional design, indicate that parliamentary systems (versus presidential) have a strong positive effect on economic development, while ordinary least squares regressions of current economic outcomes on parliamentary systems of government show no effects. Robustness checks suggest that the results are not explained by differences in other institutions or geographic characteristics. Additional results provide some suggestive evidence that the effects may operate through channels that are typically associated with parliamentary systems, such as larger public employment, and more equitable income distribution.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6754en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelN12en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelO43en_US
dc.subject.jelP16en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordconstitutional designen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical economyen_US
dc.subject.stwIndigene Völkeren_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwVerfassungen_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleConstitutions and economic development: Evidence from the American Indian Nationsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn721214029en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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