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Income and democracy

by Daron Acemoglu

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Published by Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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We revisit one of the central empirical findings of the political economy literature that higher income per capita causes democracy. Existing studies establish a strong cross-country correlation between income and democracy, but do not typically control for factors that simultaneously affect both variables. We show that controlling for such factors by including country fixed effects removes the statistical association between income per capita and various measures of democracy. We also present instrumental-variables estimates using two different strategies. These estimates also show no causal effect of income on democracy. Furthermore, we reconcile the positive cross-country correlation between income and democracy with the absence of a causal effect of income on democracy by showing that the long-run evolution of income and democracy is related to historical factors. Consistent with this, the positive correlation between income and democracy disappears, even without fixed effects, when we control for the historical determinants of economic and political development in a sample of former European colonies. Keywords: democracy, economic growth, institutions, political development. JEL Classifications: P16, O10.

Edition Notes

StatementDaron Acemoglu ... [et al.].
SeriesWorking paper series / Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Economics -- working paper 05-05, Working paper (Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics) -- no. 05-05.
ContributionsMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Economics
The Physical Object
Pagination35, [27] p. :
Number of Pages35
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24641988M
OCLC/WorldCa58725390

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Income and Democracy Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James Robinson, Pierre Yared. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in March NBER Program(s):Economic Fluctuations and Growth, Political Economy We revisit one of the central empirical findings of the political economy literature that higher income per capita causes democracy.

lation between income and democracy reflects a positive correlation between changes in income and democracy over the past years.

This pattern is con-sistent with the idea that societies embarked on divergent political-economic development paths at certain critical junctures. Get this from a library. Income and democracy. [Daron Acemoglu; National Bureau of Economic Research.;] -- "We revisit one of the central empirical findings of the political economy literature that higher income per capita causes democracy.

Existing studies establish a. Income and Democracy by Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, James A. Robinson and Pierre Yared. Published in vol issue 3, pages of American Economic Review, JuneAbstract: Existing studies establish a strong cross-country correlation between income and democracy but do not control fo.

Get this from a library. Income and Democracy. [Anke Hoeffler; Robert H Bates; Ghada Fayad] -- We revisit Lipset?s law, which posits a positive and significant relationship between income and democracy.

Using dynamic and heterogeneous panel data estimation techniques, we find a significant and. Income and democracy book. This paper puts forth a unified theory of growth and polity in which economic development affects a country's polity and polity affects its development.

Education crucially impacts both trajectories, first by moving resources out of the traditional sector and decreasing incomes of the landed class and second, by increasing the de facto power of the : Stephen L.

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citizens of higher income, those of lower income are a. much less likely to vote in elections. about equally likely to vote in elections. much more likely to vote in elections. much less likely to vote in elections—a pattern that is also true in European democracies.

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This audience includes people working in all aspects of development, students, members of the general public, and staff members of the Bank Group itself. Initial conditions. The cross-country correlation between income and democracy reflects a positive correlation between changes in income and democracy over the past years.

This pattern is consistent with the idea that societies embarked on divergent political-economic development paths at certain critical by: Even if democracy eventually emerges, it might not be stable in the long run but only be a temporary phenomenon.

Hence, democracy might fail if income discrepancies and redistributive tensions between the different social groups become too large. The model characterizes the conditions under which this is the by: Wealth and Democracy can be seen as a sequel to The Politics of Rich and Poor.

In this new book, Phillips attempts to support his argument by developing its historical and theoretical bases. The popular contention that income inequality is turning our democracy into an oligarchy that serves only the rich is buttressed by several well-cited, but fundamentally flawed, academic studies.

This book, which includes freely-accessible documents and datasets, is the first in-depth analysis of an issue that promises to become increasingly prominent. Show less In terms accessible to non-economists, Marcos José Mendes describes the ways democracy and inequality produce low growth in the short and medium terms.

Income and Democracy: Lipset’s Law Revisited1 Prepared by Ghada Fayad, Robert H. Bates, and Anke Hoeffler Authorized for distribution by Tim Callen December Abstract We revisit Lipset’s law, which posits a positive and significant relationship between income and democracy.

But many have already despaired about the ability of American democracy to tackle increasing economic inequalities. Indeed, wage and income inequality have continued to rise over the last four decades during both periods of economic expansion and contraction.

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relationship between the level of income per capita and the likelihood of transition to democracy. While (Boix and Stokes ) and (Epstein, Bates et al. ) have challenged Przeworski et al.’s finding, it has subsequently been replicated by (Acemoglu, Johnson et al.

) (henceforth. Tax is one of the seven policy segments in Democracy. The policies in this segment are mainly revenue raising, and are the main source of revenue raising in the game. However, they also serve other purposes, and some taxes may be introduced mainly for purposes other than revenue raising: for example car tax to decrease car usage.

Income and Democracy effect of income on democracy, but it works at much longer horizons than the existing literature has posited. Although the lack of a relationship over 50 or years sheds some doubt on this explanation, this is a logical possibility.

Taxation and Democracy is the first book to examine the structure, politics, and historic development of taxation policies in several countries. Comparing three quite different political democracies--Sweden, Britain, and the United States--the book provides a powerful account of the ways these democracies have managed to finance their welfare programs .income on democracy is positive in countries that have never been colonized, but nega-tive in former colonies.

Within colonies, the effect of income is also heterogeneous and more negative in countries that were exposed to more extractive colonization strategies and worse institutions.

The results are confirmed by extensive robustness checks