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Which came first-democracy or growth?

Ruben Hernandez-Murillo () and Christopher J. Martinek

The Regional Economist, 2008, issue Apr, 4-6

Abstract: Most economists agree that economic freedom promotes growth, but fewer agree that more political freedom improves economic performance as well. Chile of the 1970s and 1980s and China today are just two autocracies with strong economies.

Keywords: Economic conditions; Economic development (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2008
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