Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/126151
Authors: 
Carstensen, Kai
Gundlach, Erich
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Kiel Working Paper 1210
Abstract: 
Some recent empirical studies deny any direct performance effects of measures of geography and conclude that institutions trump all other potential determinants of development. For given effects of institutional quality, our empirical results indicate quantitatively important direct negative performance effects of a measure of disease ecology, namely malaria prevalence. This finding appears to be robust to using alternative specifications, instrumentations, and samples. We conclude from our estimates that implementing good institutions appears to be necessary but not sufficient to generate a persistent process of successful economic development.
Subjects: 
Economic development
institutions
malaria prevalence
instrument selection
JEL: 
O1
O4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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