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Autocracy and Variation in Economic Development Outcomes


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Title: Autocracy and Variation in Economic Development Outcomes
Authors: Knutsen, Carl Henrik
Issue Date: 2018
Organization: V-Dem Institute
Series/Report no.: Working Papers
2018:80
Abstract: I discuss and analyze the vast variation in development outcomes among autocracies, focusing on economic growth. I highlight plausible explanations of this variation pertaining to features of the leader, institutions, or the regime’s support coalition. Next, by analyzing data from more than 180 polities and with time series extending back to 1789, I present descriptive patterns and tests corroborating that variation in growth – in the shorter and longer term, across and within countries – is hig... more
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/58158
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