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April 14 Seminar: James Robinson

In this seminar, James Robinson from Harvard University, will discuss his new paper titled "Income and Democracy." Partial Abstract: 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.

Link to James Robinson's home page


Link to James Robinson's Paper

UCLA International Institute