Ülo Ennuste Economics

papers and articles in wordpress

Natsionalismi makroefektidest

Natsionalismi makroefektidest ökonomeetriliselt (*)

Selle igihaljal teemal on põhjalikumaid/rangemaid  ökonomeetrilisi käsitlusi nagu osundatud Ahlerup&Hasson artikkel on siiski ainult näpuotsaga tõsiteaduslikes tippajakirjades leida.  Ja küllap selleski on väärttulemuste hulgas (eeskätt metodoloogilised) küsitavusi küll ja küll: nt Eestigi on paigutatud GDP pc järgi samas kõrgesse rühma koos Rootsi ja Soomega – kuigi peaaegu kindlasti oleks Eesti koht madalamas rühmas nt koos Ungari ja Poolaga.

 

(*) Pelle Ahlerup and Gustav Hansson. 2011. „Nationalism and government effectiveness“ – Journal of Comparative Economics Volume 39, Issue 3, September 2011, Pages 431–451

 


Abstract

Nation-building is believed to have a positive influence on economic and political outcomes, especially in countries with ethnically fragmented populations. Yet nationalism, an indicator of successful nation-building, has been empirically linked to protectionism and intolerance, which suggests that dismal performance is a more likely outcome. This paper empirically identifies an inverted U-shaped relationship between nationalism and government effectiveness. The results suggest that the level of nationalism in the population is higher than optimal in most countries. It is further shown that nationalism may mitigate the negative effects of ethnic heterogeneity in former colonies. We find no clear linkages between nationalism and trade openness.


Highlights

► We study the relationship between nationalism and government effectiveness. ► We empirically identify a robust inverted U-shaped effect of nationalism. ► One implication is that most countries have too nationalistic populations. ► Nationalism may mitigate negative effects of ethnic heterogeneity in former colonies.

Keywords

  • Ethnic diversity;
  • Government effectiveness;
  • Nation-building;
  • Nationalism;
  • Protectionism
Advertisements

January 22, 2012 - Posted by | Uncategorized

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: