Front Matter

Front Matter Page

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Contents

  • I. Introduction

  • II. Overview of Related Literature

    • A. The Essence of North-Wallis-Weingast

    • B. Empirical Work

  • III. A Composite Doorsteps Indicator

    • A. Aggregation of the Index

    • B. Country Doorsteps Scores

    • C. Correlations within and between the Doorsteps

  • IV. Doorsteps and Performance - A Graphical Analysis

    • A. Political Symptoms

      • Democracy

      • Equal Access

      • Corruption

    • B. Economic Symptoms

      • Size of Government

      • Social Welfare

      • Income Inequality

      • Macroeconomic Stability

      • Bank credit to the private sector

      • Three-way correlations

  • V. Doorsteps, Economy and Polity—Econometric Analysis

    • A. Methodology

    • B. Doorsteps, Democracy and GDP per capita

    • C. Doorsteps, Democracy, GDP per capita and Income Inequality

    • D. Robustness Checks

  • VI. Conclusions

  • Tables

  • Table 1. IH Estimation of Interaction between Doorsteps, Democracy, and GDPpc with Colony Split

  • Table 2. IH Estimates of Interactions between Doorsteps, Democracy, GDPpc, and Income Inequality with Colony split

  • Table 3. Differences in Variance across Sub-samples (s1, 36 countries and s2, 57 countries)

  • Table 4. IH Estimation of Interaction between Doorsteps, Democracy, and GDPpc with GEO split

  • Table 5. IH Estimates of Interactions between Doorsteps, Democracy, GDPpc, and Income Inequality with GEO split

  • Figures

  • Figure 1. Overall Doorsteps Indicator

  • Figure 2. D1

  • Figure 3. D2

  • Figure 4. D3

  • Figure 5. D–Overall for High Income Countries

  • Figure 6. D–Overall for Middle Income Countries

  • Figure 7. D–Overall for Low Income Countries

  • Figure 9. Doorsteps and Democracy—Bivariate Kernel Density

  • Figure 12. Doorsteps and Corruption—Bivariate Kernel Density

  • Figure 13. Corruption versus Democracy

  • Figure 15. Doorsteps and Government Expenditure—Bivariate Kernel Density

  • Figure 19. Doorsteps and Income Inequality—Bivariate Kernel Density

  • Figure 23. Government Expenditure versus Territorial Coverage of Public Services

  • Figure 24. GDP per Capita versus Income Inequality

  • Figure 25. Democracy versus Income Inequality

  • Figure 8. Doorsteps and Democracy

  • Figure 10. Doorsteps and Equal Access

  • Figure 11. Doorsteps and Corruption

  • Figure 14. Doorsteps and Government Expenditure

  • Figure 16. Doorsteps and Education Expenditure

  • Figure 17. Doorsteps and Territorial Coverage of Public Services

  • Figure 18. Doorsteps and Income Inequality

  • Figure 20. Doorsteps and Inflation

  • Figure 21. Doorsteps and GDP per Capita

  • Figure 22. Doorsteps and Private Sector Credit

  • Appendix Tables

  • Table A–1. Description of Databases

  • Table A–2. Components of the First Doorstep

  • Table A–3. Components of the Second Doorstep

  • Table A–4. Components of the Third Doorstep

  • Table A–5. Country Doorsteps Scores

  • Table A–6. Spearman Rank Correlations

  • Table A–7. Spearman Rank Correlations: DOverall, D1, D2, and D3

  • Table A–8. Spearman Rank Correlations: DOverall and all Categories

  • References

  • References

Institutional Transformations, Polity and Economic Outcomes: Testing the North-Wallis-Weingast Doorsteps Framework
Author: Mr. Marc G Quintyn and Sophia Gollwitzer