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An empirical investigation of the determinants of democracy: Trade, aid and the neighbor effect

  • Csordás, Stefan
  • Ludwig, Markus

Empirical investigation by dynamic panel data models of the determinants of democracy shows a strong positive neighbor effect. Foreign aid is stabilizing but not inducing democratic development, while there is no significant relationship to openness to trade and income.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 110 (2011)
Issue (Month): 3 (March)
Pages: 235-237

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