Rok Spruk

University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business

Assistant Professor

Kardeljeva ploscad 17

Ljubljana, 1000

Slovenia

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Scholarly Papers (25)

1.

American Exceptionalism and the Benefits of Statehood: An Analysis of the Growth Effects of Joining the United States of America

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 24 Feb 2020
Robbert Maseland and Rok Spruk
University of Groningen and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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statehood, United States, economic growth

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The Impact of Unilateral Bilateral Investment Treaties Terminations on FDI: Evidence from a Natural Experiment

Number of pages: 53 Posted: 01 Jun 2020
Simon Hartmann and Rok Spruk
WU Wien and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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BIT terminations, Natural experiment, Difference-in-differences, Bilateral FDI, India

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Electoral Laws, Political Institutions and Long-Run Development: Evidence from Latin America, 1800-2012

Number of pages: 92 Posted: 24 Jun 2016
Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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political institutions, long-run development, difference-in-differences, instrumental variables, Latin America

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The Long-Term Effects of Short-Term Populist Law Reforms: Evidence from Argentina

Number of pages: 43 Posted: 07 May 2020
Maximiliano Marzetti and Rok Spruk
IESEG School of Management and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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long-run growth, populism, Argentina, rule of law, new institutional economics

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Long-Term Effects of Yugoslav War

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 20 Apr 2020
Aleksandar Keseljevic and Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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long-run growth, economic development, civil war, Yugoslavia

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Synthetic Control Estimator: A Tool for Comparative Case Studies in Economic History

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Apr 2020
The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School, The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School, George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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economic history, comparative economics, Synthetic Control Method

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Lone Wolves, Sleeping Elephants or Predator Hawks? Institutional Shocks and Counterfactual Long-Run Development Paths

Number of pages: 64 Posted: 01 Jun 2018
Nuno Garoupa and Rok Spruk
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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long-run growth, institutions, synthetics

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Economic Growth and Income Convergence in Transition: Evidence from Central Europe

Journal of Global Economics, Vol. 1:104
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Oct 2013
Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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Economic growth, output convergence, post-socialist transition, Solow model, panel-data estimation methodology

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Do Autocratic Political Leaders Always Hamper Economic Growth? Evidence from Australia

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 20-11
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 15 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2020
The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School, University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business, The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School and George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty
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political institutions, economic growth, Western Australia, Sir Charles Court

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Long-Term Economic Consequences of Factious Tensions: Evidence from Lebanon

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 10 Mar 2020
Rok Spruk and Thomas Emery
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business and The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School
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Lebanon, political economy, synthetic control estimator

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Does E-Procurement Matter for Economic Growth? Subnational Evidence from Australia

Number of pages: 59 Posted: 05 Mar 2020
Thomas Emery, Lela Mélon and Rok Spruk
The University of Western Australia - UWA Business School, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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economic growth, e-procurement, Australia

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Does European Union Really Matter for Long-Run Growth and Development? In Search of the Missing Counterfactual

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Apr 2020
Nuno Garoupa and Rok Spruk
George Mason University - Antonin Scalia Law School, Faculty and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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European Union, Economic Growth, Long-Run Development, Institutional Change

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Trans-Fats, Nudging and Human Lives: Towards an Optimal Regulatory Intervention

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Oct 2017
Mitja Kovac and Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana School of Economics and Business and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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Trans-fats, regulatory intervention, human lives, empirical legal studies

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Institutional Origins of Subjective Well-Being: Estimating the Effects of Economic Freedom on National Happiness

Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 17(2): p. 659-712, April 2016
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Jan 2017 Last Revised: 24 Jan 2017
Rok Spruk and Aleksandar Keseljevic
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business and University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics
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Economic Freedom, Institutions, Happiness, Well-Being

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Pharmaceutical Product Liability and the Propensity to Patent: An Empirical Firm-Level Investigation

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 20 Apr 2020
Mitja Kovac, Salvini Datta and Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana School of Economics and Business, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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Tort law, liability, litigation, patents, propensity to patent, transaction costs

Transaction Costs and Economic Growth under Common Legal System: State-Level Evidence from Mexico

Economics & Politics, 31(2): 240-292, 2019
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 18 Jun 2019
Rok Spruk and Mitja Kovac
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business and University of Ljubljana School of Economics and Business
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economic growth, administrative and procedural costs, legal institutions, common legal system

Transaction Costs and Economic Growth Under Common Legal System: State‐Level Evidence from Mexico

Economics & Politics, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 240-292, 2019
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 17 May 2020
Rok Spruk and Mitja Kovac
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business and University of Ljubljana School of Economics and Business
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administrative and procedural costs, common legal system, economic growth, legal institutions

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Industry vs Services: Do Enforcement Institutions Matter for Specialization Patterns? Disaggregated Evidence from Spain

Banco de Espana Working Paper No. 1812
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 08 May 2018
Juan S. Mora-Sanguinetti and Rok Spruk
Banco de España - Research Department and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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economic specialization, institutions, justice

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The Rise and Fall of Argentina

Mercatus Working Paper
Number of pages: 74 Posted: 04 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 26 May 2020
Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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long-run development, new institutional economics, political economy, Argentina, applied econometrics

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Economic Effects of Recent Experiences of Federalism: Analysis of the Regionalization Process in Spain

Number of pages: 58 Posted: 09 Mar 2021
Juan S. Mora-Sanguinetti and Rok Spruk
Banco de España - Research Department and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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Autonomous Regions, Federalism, Institutions, Synthetic Control Method, Spain

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Regional Convergence and Trade Liberalization under Weak State Capacity: Evidence from Mexico

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 15 Apr 2020
Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
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β-convergence, σ-convergence, panel-data econometrics, economic growth, poverty traps, regional inequality

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Economic Freedom and Growth Across German Districts

Journal of Institutional Economics, 14(4): 739-765, 2018
Posted: 18 Jun 2019
Rok Spruk and Aleksandar Keseljevic
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business and University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics

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Institutional Development, Transaction Costs and Economic Growth: Evidence from a Cross-Country Investigation

Journal of Institutional Economics, Vol. 12, Issue 1, pp. 129-159, 2015
Posted: 10 Oct 2017
Mitja Kovac and Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana School of Economics and Business and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business

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transaction costs, economic growth, new institutional economics

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Institutional Transformation and the Origins of World Income Distribution

Journal of Comparative Economics, Vol. 44, No. 4, 2016
Posted: 24 Mar 2017
Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business

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economic growth, global income inequality, economic development, political economy of institutions

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Global Distribution and Dynamics of Economic Freedom: Non-Parametric Approach

Economic Modelling, Vol. 33, 2013
Posted: 29 Oct 2013
Aleksandar Keseljevic and Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business

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Economic freedom, distribution of economic freedom, endogeneity, non-parametric methods

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Endogenous Economic Freedom and the Wealth of Nations: Evidence from a Panel of Countries, 1996-2011

Applied Economics, Vol. 45, No. 28, 2012
Posted: 29 Oct 2013
Aleksandar Keseljevic and Rok Spruk
University of Ljubljana - Faculty of Economics and University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business

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institutional framework, economic freedom, endogenous index of economic freedom, economic prosperity