|Cervellati, Matteo; Jung, Florian; Sunde, Uwe; Vischer, Thomas (2012): Income, democracy, and critical junctures. IZA Discussion Papers / Forschungsinstitut für Zukunft und Arbeit, Bonn, 7069|
Acemoglu, Johnson, Robinson, and Yared (2008) document that the cross-country correlation between income per capita and democracy disappears once including country fixed effects. This paper tests the hypothesis that the effect of income on democracy might differ systematically across countries. A replication of the estimation in a less restrictive empirical framework provides evidence for significant but heterogeneous effects of income on democracy for former colonies and non-colonies, as well as within the sample of former colonies. These heterogeneous effects are related to colonial history and early institutions, and are robust to the use of alternative data and estimation techniques.
|Item Type:||Paper (Discussion Paper)|
Economics > Chairs > Chair for Population Economics
|Subjects:||300 Social sciences > 330 Economics|
|Deposited On:||15. Apr 2014 08:56|
|Last Modified:||29. Apr 2016 09:17|