Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/69391
Authors: 
Giuliano, Paola
Nunn, Nathan
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion Paper Series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 7156
Abstract: 
We provide evidence that a history of democracy at the local level is associated with contemporary democracy at the national level. Auxiliary estimates show that a tradition of local democracy is also associated with attitudes that favor democracy, with better quality institutions, and higher level of economic development.
Subjects: 
democracy
historical persistence
local institutions
JEL: 
N30
P0
Z1
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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