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Democracy, Consolidation and Growth

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Papers relating the level of democracy to growth do not typically control for defferences within types of polity. This paper examines one important difference, that of regime stability, measured as the longevity of a regime. It is shown that there are initial costs associated with young democracies while over time democracies tend to outperform other types of polity.

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  • Pettersson, Jan, 2003. "Democracy, Consolidation and Growth," Research Papers in Economics 2002:16, Stockholm University, Department of Economics, revised 15 Dec 2004.
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    1. Madeeha Gohar Qureshi & Eatzaz Ahmed, 2012. "The Inter-linkages between Democracy and Per Capita GDP Growth: A Cross Country Analysis," PIDE-Working Papers 2012:85, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.

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    democracy; growth; consolidation; political systems;

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    • O10 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - General
    • P16 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Political Economy of Capitalism

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