Autocracy and Variation in Economic Development Outcomes

Written by Carl Henrik Knutsen 11 November 2018

This paper discusses “the vast variation in development outcomes among autocracies, focusing on economic growth. It highlight plausible explanations of this variation pertaining to features of the leader, institutions, or the regime’s support coalition. It presents patterns and tests corroborating that variation in growth is higher among autocracies than democracies" (Carl Henrik Knutsen, 2018).

Publisher: V-Dem Institute

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Categories: Paper, Economy, Authoritarianism