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Pitfalls to avoid when measuring institutions: Is "Doing Business" damaging business?

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dc.contributor.author Arruñada, Benito
dc.contributor.other Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Departament d'Economia i Empresa
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-26T10:49:58Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-26T10:49:58Z
dc.date.issued 2007-06-01
dc.identifier https://econ-papers.upf.edu/ca/paper.php?id=1040
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Comparative Economics, 35(4), 729-47, 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/973
dc.description.abstract Over recent years, both governments and international aid organizations have been devoting large amounts of resources to simplifying the procedures for setting up and formalizing firms. Many of these actions have focused on reducing the initial costs of setting up the firm, disregarding the more important role of business registers as a source of reliable information for judges, government departments and, above all, other firms. This reliable information is essential for reducing transaction costs in future dealings with all sorts of economic agents, both public and private. The priorities of reform policies should therefore be thoroughly reviewed, stressing the value of the legal institutions rather than trivializing them as is often the case.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartofseries Economics and Business Working Papers Series; 1040
dc.rights L'accés als continguts d'aquest document queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons
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dc.title Pitfalls to avoid when measuring institutions: Is "Doing Business" damaging business?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/workingPaper
dc.date.modified 2017-07-23T02:11:14Z
dc.subject.keyword starting business
dc.subject.keyword doing business
dc.subject.keyword informal economy
dc.subject.keyword company registers
dc.subject.keyword Management and Organization Studies
dc.subject.keyword Business Economics and Industrial Organization
dc.subject.keyword Statistics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods
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