Search for dissertations about: "Institutions"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 742 swedish dissertations containing the word Institutions.

  1. 1. Essays on Institutions and Institutional Change

    Author : Usman Khalid; Lund University.; Lunds universitet.; [2016]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Institutions; Institutional change; Economic institutions; Political institutions; Firm ownership;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three essays discussing institutional change and its effects. It distinguishes between economic and political institutions, and highlights the need for broader empirical efforts that consider interactions among different types of institutions. READ MORE

  2. 2. Institutions and Inequality

    Author : Ann-Sofie Isaksson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2008]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; institutions; social divisions; parameter heterogeneity; redistribution preferences; fairness;

    Abstract : The paper “Social divisions and institutions: Considering cross-country institutional parameter heterogeneity” investigates the hypothesis that the association between property rights institutions and economic performance is weaker in countries with high social divisions, as measured in terms of ethnic fractionalisation and income inequality. The results of the empirical estimations support this hypothesis and indicate that it could have some relevance for explaining identified regional variation in the institutional parameter. READ MORE

  3. 3. Institutions, Political Cycles and Corruption Essays on Dynamic Political Economy of Government

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Economics, Stockholm Univeristy

    Author : Yinan Li; Stockholms universitet.; Stockholms universitet.; [2012]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Institutions; Political Cycles; Corruption; Economics; nationalekonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis consists of three essays in Political Economy:“China’s Political Business Cycle” uncovers the fact that the timing of China’s business cycle correlates to the timing of the Communist Party’s Congress and constructs a theory to explain the mechanism of the political business cycle. An empirical test of the theory derives a result consistent with the predictions of the theory. READ MORE

  4. 4. Essays on Institutions, Inequality and Development

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Ann-Sofie Isaksson; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2011]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Africa; Afrobarometer; capacity constraints; fairness; institutions; institution building; political participation; property rights; parameter heterogeneity; redistribution preferences; resources; social divisions; supreme audit institution; Rwanda.;

    Abstract : The thesis consists of four self-contained papers. Paper 1: Social divisions and institutions: Assessing institutional parameter variation This paper investigates the hypothesis that the association between property rights institutions and income is weaker in countries with high social divisions. READ MORE

  5. 5. Essays on Institutions and Economic Outcomes

    University dissertation from Göteborg : University of Gothenburg

    Author : Daniel Zerfu; Göteborgs universitet.; Gothenburg University.; [2010]
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Africa; agricultural productivity; efficiency; Ethiopia; ethnic nepotism; ethnicity; governance; institutions; investment; land registration; land tenure; nonlinearity; policy reversal; political trust; poverty trap; trust.;

    Abstract : Paper 1 discusses the impact of tenure insecurity on land-related investment and the policy currently in place to promote tenure security. The empirical results, based on the Ethiopian Rural Household Survey panel dataset, show that tenure insecurity has a significant effect in discouraging land-related investments, and that this effect varies with region and type of investment. READ MORE