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Human Rights and Economic Liberalization

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  • Carden Art

    (Rhodes College)

  • Lawson Robert A.

    (Auburn University)

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Using several case studies and data from the Economic Freedom of the World annual report and from the CIRI Human Rights Data Project, we estimate the effect of human rights abuses on economic liberalization. The data suggest that human rights abuses reduce rather than accelerate the pace of economic liberalization.

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  • Carden Art & Lawson Robert A., 2010. "Human Rights and Economic Liberalization," Business and Politics, De Gruyter, vol. 12(2), pages 1-20, August.
  • Handle: RePEc:bpj:buspol:v:12:y:2010:i:2:n:2
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    Cited by:

    1. Rode, Martin & Gwartney, James D., 2012. "Does democratization facilitate economic liberalization?," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 28(4), pages 607-619.
    2. Bjørnskov, Christian, 2015. "Does economic freedom really kill? On the association between ‘Neoliberal’ policies and homicide rates," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 37(C), pages 207-219.
    3. Joshua C. Hall, 2016. "Institutional convergence: exit or voice?," Journal of Economics and Finance, Springer;Academy of Economics and Finance, vol. 40(4), pages 829-840, October.
    4. Gregory M. Randolph, 2012. "The Often Neglected Role of Property Rights in the Advancement of Human Rights," Journal of Private Enterprise, The Association of Private Enterprise Education, vol. 27(Spring 20), pages 43-62.

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