Bringing the benefits of David to Goliath: special economic zones and institutional improvement.

Hartwell, C. A., 2017. Bringing the benefits of David to Goliath: special economic zones and institutional improvement. Regional Studies, 1 - 13. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1346371

Abstract

The theory behind special economic zones (SEZs) focuses on their role in overcoming broader policy failings in a country. This paper hypothesizes that the ability of smaller countries to reform more quickly provides a theoretical ‘missing link’ as to how SEZs can assist reform, developing the idea of SEZs as a ‘small country in a large country’. Using a new database, the paper tests this proposition by examining if SEZs have actually been able to spur on institutional improvement in large countries. Results show that SEZs do influence the institutional development of a country, contingent upon prevailing institutional trends.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0034-3404
Uncontrolled Keywords:special economic zones institutional development; property rights; small countries
Group:Faculty of Management
ID Code:30633
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:30 Apr 2018 15:10
Last Modified:30 Apr 2018 15:10

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