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Political instability and economic growth
This paper investigates the relationship between political instability and per capita GDP growth in a sample of 113 countries for the period 1950 through 1982. We define political instability as theExpand
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Tax Burden and Migration: a Political Economy Theory and Evidence
The extent of taxation and redistribution policy is generally determined as a political-economy equilibrium by a balance between those who gain from higher taxes/transfers and those who lose. In aExpand
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Trade Barriers and Trade Flows across Countries and Industries
We use disaggregated data on trade flows, production, and trade barriers for 41 countries in 1988 to examine the political and economic determinants of nontariff barriers, as well as the impact ofExpand
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The Aging Population and the Size of the Welfare State
Data for the United States and countries in Western Europe indicate a negative correlation between the dependency ratio and labor tax rates and the generosity of social transfers, after controllingExpand
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Sources of Inflation in Developing Countries
This paper develops stylized facts about the inflation process in developing countries, focusing particularly on the relationship between the exchange rate regime and the sources of inflation. UsingExpand
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Sources of Inflation in Developing Countries
This paper develops stylized facts about the inflation process in developing countries, focusing particularly on the relationship between the exchange rate regime and the sources of inflation. UsingExpand
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The Aging of the Population and the Size of the Welfare State
Data for the United States and countries in Western Europe indicate a negative correlation between the dependency ratio and both labor tax rates and the generosity of social transfers, afterExpand
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Tax burden and migration: A political economy theory and European evidence
Abstract: The extent of taxation and redistribution Policy is generally determined as a political-economy equilibrium by a balance between those who gain from higher taxes/transfers and those whoExpand
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The Aging Population and the Size of the Welfare State
Data for the United States and countries in western Europe indicate a negative correlation between the dependency ratio and labor tax rates and the generosity of social transfers, after other factorsExpand
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The Impact of Post-9/11 Visa Policies on Travel to the United States
American and foreign businesses, politicians, and media have all pointed to post-9/11 changes in visa policies as being responsible for the sharp decline in travel to the United States following theExpand
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