Helpful Governments Amin, Mohammad

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Amin, Mohammad
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Economics Letters
Economics; Analysis
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: Byline: Mohammad Amin Keywords: Legal origin; Institutions; Governance; Regulation Abstract: Using data on firm perceptions of how helpful the government is for doing business, we find strong evidence for the theory of legal origins: common law fares better than civil law. Advantages of using firm perceptions are discussed in detail. Author Affiliation: Enterprise Analysis Unit, World Bank, Washington DC, 20433, United States Article History: Received 4 March 2008; Revised 19 June 2009; Accepted 24 June 2009 Article Note: (footnote) [star] I would like to thank Penelope J. Brook, Simeon Djankov, Alvaro Gonzales, Sudhee S. Gupta, J. Ernesto Lopez-Cardova, Jorge Rodriguez Meza, G.V. Rao, Mehnaz Safavian, Siddharth Sharma, and an anonymous referee for useful comments. All remaining errors are my own.
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