An empirical investigation of the determinants of democracy: trade, aid and the neighbor effect
Project funded by own resources
Project title An empirical investigation of the determinants of democracy: trade, aid and the neighbor effect
Principal Investigator(s) Krysiak, Frank Christian
Project Members Ludwig, Markus
Organisation / Research unit Departement Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Umweltökonomie (Krysiak)
Project start 01.01.2010
Probable end 01.10.2010
Status Completed
Abstract

We empirically investigate the determinants of democracy by estimating dynamic panel data models. We find a strong neighbor effect, which means that the geographic region matters for the evolution of democratic rights and freedoms in developing countries. Foreign aid has a stabilizing effect on democracy, but does not induce democratization processes in countries that lack a basis of democratic institutions. Controlling for the neighbor and aid effects, neither income nor openness to trade matter.

Keywords Democracy, Trade
Financed by University funds

Cooperations ()

  ID Kreditinhaber Kooperationspartner Institution Laufzeit - von Laufzeit - bis
461387  Krysiak, Frank Christian  Csordas, Stefan  World Bank  01.01.2010  01.10.2010 
   

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