Date of Graduation
College of Business and Economics
Andrew T. Young
Roger D. Congleton
Joshua C. Hall
Donald J. Lacombe
Robert A. Lawson
This dissertation consists of three essays which empirically investigate different avenues of institutional change. The introduction opens with a discussion of the topics explored in the three essays and provides an overview of important results from each essay. Essay one is a joint effort with Dr. Andrew Young. In this essay, we examine how foreign aid affects institutional change using a panel of aid recipient countries and multiple measures of institutions. In essay two, I examine how globalization affects informal institutions, measured by the level of culture in a country. The final essay explores if there are spatial spillovers from institutions in the European Union. The final chapter summarizes the conclusions of the three essays and discusses some possibilities for further investigation.
Sheehan, Kathleen M., "Three essays on institutional change" (2014). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 419.