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Democracy and Income: taking parameter heterogeneity and cross-country dependency into account

Tiago Sequeira ()

CEFAGE-UE Working Papers from University of Evora, CEFAGE-UE (Portugal)

Abstract: This paper investigates the relationship between income and democracy using common correlated effects (CCE) estimators which take into account the fact that democracy variables are highly correlated across countries and the possibility of heterogeneous effects of income on democracy across countries. Using a wider database than ever, covering annual data from 1800 to 2010 for almost all countries, we show that overall, the effect of income on democracy is statistically non-significant or significantly negative when the time-series features of the data are taken into account. This calls back into question the controversy about the empirical effect of income on democracy.

Keywords: Democracy; Income. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I25 N10 N30 O10 O50 Z10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2015
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