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Intelligence and economic sophistication

Athanasios Lapatinas () and Anastasia Litina ()

Empirical Economics, 2019, vol. 57, issue 5, No 10, 1750 pages

Abstract: Abstract Backed by strong empirical results, obtained from several different specification and sensitivity analyses, this paper contends that countries with high-intellectual quotient populations produce and export more sophisticated/complex products. This result is further reinforced by the quality of democracy.

Keywords: Intelligence; Economic sophistication; Complexity; Democracy; Institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: A13 B52 D2 F1 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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