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Democracy and dictatorship revisited
We address the strengths and weaknesses of the main available measures of political regime and extend the dichotomous regime classification first introduced in Alvarez et al. (Stud. Comp. Int. Dev.Expand
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The IMF and Economic Development
Why do governments turn to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and with what effects? This book argues that governments enter IMF programs for economic and political reasons, and finds that theExpand
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The effect of IMF programs on economic growth
Using a bivariate, dynamic version of the Heckman selection model, we estimate the effect of participation in International Monetary Fund (IMF) programs on economic growth. We find evidence thatExpand
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Development Aid and International Politics: Does Membership on the UN Security Council Influence World Bank Decisions?
We investigate whether temporary members of the UN Security Council receive favorable treatment from the World Bank, using panel data for 157 countries over the period 1970-2004. Our results indicateExpand
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Global Horse Trading: IMF loans for votes in the United Nations Security Council
We investigate whether temporary members of the United Nations Security Council receive favorable treatment from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) using panel data for 197 countries over theExpand
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Development aid and international politics
We investigate whether elected members of the UN Security Council receive favorable treatment from the World Bank, using panel data for 157 countries over the period 1970–2004. Our results indicate aExpand
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The International Monetary Fund: Politics of Conditional Lending
Introduction 1. What is the IMF? 2. Who Controls the IMF? 3. Why Do Governments Participate in IMF Programs? 4. What are the Effects of IMF Programs? 5. Do Governments Comply with IMF Arrangements?Expand
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The Effect of Political Regime on Civil War
Research published in the American Political Science Review shows that anocracies—as defined by the middle of the Polity index of political regime—are more susceptible to civil war than are eitherExpand
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