Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/50377
Authors: 
Jong-A-Pin, Richard
Yu, Shu
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
KOF working papers // KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich 252
Abstract: 
We examine the impact of leadership change after a coup d'etat on economic growth. We consider successful coup attempts as our treatment group and use failed coup attempts as controls to condition on political instability. To take account of selection bias, we control for the determinants of coup success. Our main finding is that leadership changes after a coup d'état have a positive effect on economic growth in the least developed countries, but have a negative effect in other developing countries.
Subjects: 
economic growth
coup d'etat
political instability
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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