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dc.contributor.authorPaldam, Martinen_US
dc.contributor.authorGundlach, Erichen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-24en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-09T07:48:13Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-09T07:48:13Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/24853-
dc.description.abstractThe paper considers the transformation of the political system as countries pass through the Grand Transition from a poor developing country to a wealthy developed country. In the process most countries change from an authoritarian to a democratic political system. This is shown by using the Gastil democracy index from Freedom House. First, the basic pattern of correlations reveals that a good deal of the short- to medium-run causality appears to be from democracy to income. Then a set of extreme biogeographic instruments is used to demonstrate that the long-run causality is from income to democracy. The long-run result survives various robustness tests. We show how the Grand Transition view resolves the seeming contradiction between the long-run and the short- to medium-run effects.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aKiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW) |cKielen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKiel working paper |x1459en_US
dc.subject.jelB25en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordPaths of developmenten_US
dc.subject.keyworddemocracyen_US
dc.subject.keywordbiogeographyen_US
dc.subject.stwDemokratisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungsstufeen_US
dc.subject.stwSozialprodukten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleDemocratic transition, The : a study of the causality between income and the Gastil democracy indexen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn58364628Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:ifwkwp:1459-

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