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The perils of Kremlin's influence: evidence from Ukraine

  title={The perils of Kremlin's influence: evidence from Ukraine},
  author={Chiara Natalie Focacci and Mitja Kova{\vc} and Rok Spruk},
We examine the contribution of institutional integration to the institutional quality. To this end, we exploit the 2007 political crisis in Ukraine and examine the effects of staying out of the European Union for 28 Ukrainian provinces in the period 19962020. We construct novel subnational estimates of institutional quality for Ukraine and central and eastern European countries based on the latent residual component extraction of institutional quality from the existing governance indicators by… 

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