Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82682
Authors: 
Berggren, Niclas
Jordahl, Henrik
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, Department of Economics, Uppsala University 2003:26
Abstract: 
While studies of the relationship between economic freedom and economic growth have shown it to be positive, significant and robust, it has rightly been argued that different areas of economic freedom may have quite different effects on growth. Along that line, Carlsson and Lundström (2002) present the surprising result that “International exchange: Freedom to trade with foreigners” is detrimental for growth. We find that “Taxes on international trade” seems to drive this result. However, using newer data and a more extensive sensitivity analysis, we find that it is not robust. Least Trimmed Squares-based estimation in fact renders the coefficient positive.
Subjects: 
free trade
economic freedom
economic growth
JEL: 
E61
F13
F43
O24
O40
P17
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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