Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/212518
Authors: 
Kim, Byung-Yeon
Pirttilä, Jukka
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
BOFIT Discussion Papers No. 4/2003
Abstract: 
Using a novel data set from post-communist countries in the 1990s, this paper examines linkages between political constraints, economic reforms and growth.A dynamic panel analysis suggests public support for reform is negatively associated with income inequality and unemployment.Both the ex post and ex ante political constraints of public support affect progress in economic reform, which in turn influences economic growth.The findings highlight that while economic reforms are needed to foster growth, they must be designed so that they do not undermine political support for reform.
Subjects: 
Political constraints
economic reform
transition
growth
dynamic panel models
JEL: 
P26
O11
C33
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
ISBN: 
951-686-856-8
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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