Authors

Ryan Murphy

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

This article explores the relationship between country membership in major intergovernmental organisations and economic freedom. While it makes no claims to have found any broad theoretically bound, robust causal mechanism, baseline fixed effects models establish relationships amongst economic freedom and membership in the EU, NATO, WTO, UN, OECD, World Bank, and IMF. Though the results are not simple, the strongest findings are negative relationships with the UN, IMF, and WTO, and positive relationships with the World Bank and possibly the EU.

Document Type

Article

Keywords

economic freedom; economic institutions; European Union; IMF; NATO; OECD; United Nations; World Bank; World Trade Organization.

Disciplines

Business

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