• Climate, Diseases, and the Origins of Corruption 

    Vu, Trung V.
    It has been commonly observed that tropical countries typically suffer from intense corruption and underdevelopment. I offer an explanation for this long-standing disparity across the world based on variation in the intensity ...
  • Does institutional quality foster economic complexity? 

    Vu, Trung V.
    This paper examines the extent to which the quality of institutions, measured by the Economic Freedom of the World index, helps shape cross-country differences in economic complexity. To this end, I employ the intensity ...