Quality of Institutions: Does Intelligence Matter?
Isaac Kanyama () and
Oasis Kodila-Tedika ()
No 201206, WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS from University of Kansas, Department of Economics
We analyze the effect of the average level of intelligence on different measures of the quality of institutions, using a 2006 cross-sectional sample of 113 countries. The results show that average IQ positively affects all the measures of institutional quality considered in our study, namely government efficiency, regulatory quality, rule of law, political stability and voice and accountability. The positive effect of intelligence is robust to controlling for other determinants of institutional quality.
Keywords: governance; institutions; intelligence. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D73 I2 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 13 pages
Date: 2012-04, Revised 2012-04
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