EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

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

Abstract: 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
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-cbe
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (55) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www2.ku.edu/~kuwpaper/2010Papers/201206.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Working Paper: Quality of Institutions: Does Intelligence Matter? (2012) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:kan:wpaper:201206

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in WORKING PAPERS SERIES IN THEORETICAL AND APPLIED ECONOMICS from University of Kansas, Department of Economics Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Professor Zongwu Cai ().

 
Page updated 2022-05-15
Handle: RePEc:kan:wpaper:201206