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dc.contributor.advisorMurrell, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.advisorChao, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorGivens, David Michaelen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-19T06:34:08Z
dc.date.available2011-02-19T06:34:08Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/11091
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation produces a new set of orthogonal governance measures based on expert assessment data. Chapter 1 constructs the measures using a factor model. Chapter 2 applies the measures to study comparative economic development. Chapter 3 conducts a number of robustness checks on results from the first two chapters. Chapter 4 uses Monte Carlo experiments to assess potential inaccuracy in my governance measures caused by the application of the maximum-likelihood estimator to polytomous data.en_US
dc.titleFour Essays in the Measurement of Governance Institutionsen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentEconomicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEconomicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEconomic Historyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLawen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEconomic Developmenten_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledEconomic Institutionsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledGovernanceen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledLaw and Economicsen_US


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