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Performance, leadership, factions and party change: An empirical analysis
This article reports the first empirical findings based on data from a major study of party change. Hypotheses are developed linking party change to both internal and external factors. The dataExpand
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The Relationship between Defense Spending and Economic Growth in the United States
  • Uk Heo
  • Economics
  • 1 December 2010
Recent increases in U.S. defense spending have renewed interest in the defense—growth nexus. The Feder-Ram—based models have traditionally been used in examining this relationship, but Dunn, Smith,Expand
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Modeling the Defense-Growth Relationship around the Globe
One of the most important questions stemming from the end of the cold war is how reductions in defense spending will affect economic performance. This question has significant policy implications forExpand
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Defense Spending and Economic Growth in South Korea: The Indirect Link
  • Uk Heo
  • Engineering
  • 1 November 1999
Due to the lingering food crisis, speculations about the collapse of the North Korean regime have intensified in recent years. The collapse of the North Korean regime is expected to generate aExpand
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Democracy and Economic Growth: A Causal Analysis
Since Seymour Martin Lipset's seminal work on the socioeconomic prerequisites of democracy, a substantial number of social scientists has theorized and empirically tested theories about theExpand
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Paying for Security
To investigate the direct and indirect effects of defense spending on economic growth, the authors develop a multilink (via investment, employment, and exports) defense-growth model and test it withExpand
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The Political Economy of South Korea: Economic Growth, Democratization, and Financial Crisis
Heo, Uk; Jeon, Houngcheul; Kim, Hayam; Kim, Okjin.2008.The political economy of South Korea,Articles,[Baltimore]University of Maryland,24
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Corruption and Foreign Direct Investment Attractiveness in Asia
There have been debates on how political corruption may affect foreign direct investment (FDI) attractiveness. Some scholars argue that corruption increases economic uncertainty due to arbitrarinessExpand
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The Political Economy of Defense Spending in South Korea
  • Uk Heo
  • Engineering, Political Science
  • 1 November 1996
The collapse of communism in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, as well as developments surrounding peace talks in the Korean peninsula, have led to public demands in South Korea for reductions inExpand
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