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Unformatted text preview: e di¤erent language scores (0 or 1) and then weighting them by the number of people in each country that speaks the language. The map shows that values for the most common language of a country. These language variables are correlated with measures of culture in the way hypothesized. James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis September 16, 2008 23 / 24 Figure 4: Language Map of the World Second person dif = 1 Forbid pron. drop = 0 Second person dif = 0 Forbid pron. drop = 0 Second person dif = 1 Forid pron. drop = 1 Second person dif = 0 Forbid pron. drop = 1 Table 7 Language, Values and Governance across countries: First Stage and Reduced Form (1) (2) No Pronoun Drop 0.19 (0.09)** 0.16 (0.08)** Second Person Diff -0.21 (0.06)** -0.20 (0.06)*** Language Control for income in 1980-2000 Observations Adjusted R2 (4) (5) 0.20 (0.05)*** Dependent variable (3) Trust & Respect (6) GADP & bur. quality 0.19 (0.04)*** 0.11 (0.06)* 0.10 (0.04)** No Yes No Yes No Yes 48 0.36 47 0.45 48 0.37 47 0.47 48 0.68 47 0.84 Robust standard errors in parentheses * significant at 10%; ** significant at 5%; *** significant at 1% Additional covariates not shown: primary school enrolment in 1930, UK and French legal origin Columns 2, 4 and 6 also control for income in 1980-2000 Table 8 Values and Governance - 2SLS estimates (1) (2) (3) GADP & Bureaucratic quality (4) 0.57 (0.22)** 0.52 (0.21)** 1.39 (0.39)*** 48 Income in 1980-00 Constraints on Executive 1960-00 47 48 Dependent variable Trust & Respect Also control for Observations 0.60 (0.17)*** Settler’s Mortality 21 Robust standard errors in parentheses * significant at 10%; ** significant at 5%; *** significant at 1% Instruments for Trust & Respect: Language Other covariates included in columns(1)-(3): Primary education in 1930, UK and French legal origin Column (4) includes no other covariates Language and Culture The …rst stage is very interesting, though I’ worried that this is m picking up speaking English which we know from other work is correlated with good institutions. Again I’ also concerned that if the interpretation of these language m rules is correct, it is also a re‡ection of past political institutions and again it is very unlikely that the only e¤ect of these today would be via culture. James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis September 16, 2008 24 / 24...
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