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Politics and Foreign Direct Investment
For decades, free trade was advocated as the vehicle for peace, prosperity, and democracy in an increasingly globalized market. More recently, the proliferation of foreign direct investment has
Partisan Investment in the Global Economy: Why the Left Loves Foreign Direct Investment and FDI Loves the Left
1. FDI and coalitions 2. The politics of investment 3. Partisanship and commitment 4. Cross-country analysis 5. FDI in Argentina 6. Business influence and FDI 7. Conclusion.
The Politics of Investment Partisanship: And the Sectoral Allocation of Foreign Direct Investment
This paper explores the existence of partisan cycles in foreign direct investment performance. Our theoretical model predicts that the incumbent government's partisanship should affect foreign
Randomization Tests and Multi-Level Data in U.S. State Politics
Many hypotheses in U.S. state politics research are multi-level, positing that state-level variables affect individual-level behavior. Unadjusted standard errors for state-level variables are too
Dyadic Analysis in International Relations: A Cautionary Tale
We explore problems with the use of dyadic data in international relations. We illustrate these problems by analyzing a central proposition among IR scholars that democracies seek out other
Fortune or Evil ? The Effect of Inward Foreign Direct Investment on Corruption
We analyze how one of the central drivers of globalization, foreign direct investment (FDI), relates to the prevalence of corruption. According to received wisdom, the link between globalization and
Sensitivity to Issue Framing on Trade Policy Preferences: Evidence from a Survey Experiment
Abstract We explore the impact of issue framing on individual attitudes toward international trade. Based on a survey experiment fielded in Argentina during 2007, which reproduces the setup of
The Distributional Consequences of Preferential Trade Liberalization: Firm-Level Evidence
Abstract While increasing trade and foreign direct investment, international trade agreements create winners and losers. Our paper examines the distributional consequences of preferential trade
The Political Determinants of Economic Performance
The authors present and test a theory about the effects of political competition on the sources of economic growth. Using Mankiw, Romer, and Weil’s model of economic growth and data for roughly 80
The Politics of Stock Market Development
ABSTRACT This article locates the political determinants of stock market development in the distributional cleavages among voters and interest groups. Our argument questions the prevailing