Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Anderson, Evan W.

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Economics

LCSH

Democracy||Capitalism||Income||Economic policy||Economics||Political science||Public administration

Abstract

The correlation between incomes and democracy is well documented, but the exact nature of the relationship and direction of causation, if any, is still being debated. The empirical conceptualization of democracy to include the accumulation over time of social and political infrastructure upon which economic policy is devised and implemented is a novel and promising approach. We present three essays that extend our understanding of the relationship between democracy, expressed as "democratic capital," and economic growth.

Comments

Advisors: Evan W. Anderson; George A. Slotsve.||Committee members: Jeremy Groves; Scot Schraufnagel.

Extent

197 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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