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dc.contributor.authorJong-A-Pin, Richarden_US
dc.contributor.authorMierau, Jochen O.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-18T10:50:39Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-18T10:50:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.pidoi:10.3929/ethz-a-006668259en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54717-
dc.description.abstractThis paper develops a model of the relationship between the age of a dictator and economic growth. In the model a dictator must spread the resources of the economy over his reign but faces mortality and political risk. The model shows that if the time horizon of the dictator decreases, either due to an increase of mortality risk or political risk, the economic growth rate decreases. The model predictions are supported by empirical evidence based on a threeway fixed effects model including country, year and dictator fixed effects for a sample of dictators from 116 countries. These results are robust to sample selection, the tenure of dictators, the definition of dictatorship, and a broad set of economic growth determinants.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherKOF Zürichen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesKOF working papers // KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich 289en_US
dc.subject.jelH11en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelO43en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordAgingen_US
dc.subject.keywordeconomic growthen_US
dc.subject.keywordgovernment performanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical instabilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical leadersen_US
dc.subject.stwDiktaturen_US
dc.subject.stwStaatsoberhaupten_US
dc.subject.stwSterblichkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitische Stabilitäten_US
dc.subject.stwSystemvergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleNo country for old men: Aging dictators and economic growthen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn670514403en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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