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The Effect of Institutions on Development of Islamic Countries in Group D8

Behzad Amiri () and Abolfazl Shahabadi ()
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Behzad Amiri: Ph.D. Student in Economics, Bu-Ali Sina University
Abolfazl Shahabadi: Associate Professor, Bu-Ali Sina University

Quarterly Journal of Applied Theories of Economics, 2015, vol. 2, issue 3, 93-118

Abstract: Having proper level of development to enjoy from its benefit (wealth, welfare and equality) is one of priorities every society. There are many factors that effect on development. One of these factors is institutions and it has dedicated much discussion among development researchers and politician. Institutions by reducing the transaction costs, decrease investment risk and greater participation of people in economic activities, social and political can have a positive impact on development process .In this regard, in this paper, we investigate the effect of institutions (it shows using governance indicators) on development in the Islamic member countries of Group D8 within the period 1999-2013 by panel data method. The result show that variable of institutions has positive and significant effect on development. Also, variable of capital, variable of FDI and variable of equality have positive and significant effect on development. Human capital variable has positive and insignificant effect on development.

Keywords: Institutions; Development; Group D8 countries. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C23 O19 O43 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2015
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