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dc.contributor.authorBurke, Paul J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLeigh, Andrewen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-17en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:07:55Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:07:55Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/36314-
dc.description.abstractDoes faster economic growth increase pressure for democratic change, or reduce it? Using data for 154 countries for the period 1963-2007, we examine the short-run relationship between economic growth and moves toward and away from greater democracy. To address the potential endogeneity of economic growth, we use variation in precipitation, temperatures, and commodity prices as instruments for a country's rate of economic growth. Our results indicate that more rapid economic growth reduces the short-run likelihood of institutional change toward democracy. Output contractions due to adverse weather shocks appear to have a particularly important impact on the timing of democratic change.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4808en_US
dc.subject.jelD72en_US
dc.subject.jelN40en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.keyworddemocratizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordweatheren_US
dc.subject.keywordcommodity pricesen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwDemokratisierungen_US
dc.subject.stwRohstoffpreisen_US
dc.subject.stwWetteren_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleDo output contractions trigger democratic change?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn621245267en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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