• Corpus ID: 166223097

Democracy Does Cause Growth: Comment

  title={Democracy Does Cause Growth: Comment},
  author={Markus Eberhardt},
  journal={Economic Growth eJournal},
  • M. Eberhardt
  • Published 1 April 2019
  • Economics
  • Economic Growth eJournal
I revisit the causal relationship between democracy and growth as recently studied in Acemoglu, Naidu, Restrepo, and Robinson (2019, ANRR). I demonstrate the sensitivity of their results to sample selection by dropping a small number of observations in a non-random fashion and use these findings to motivate a generalisation of their empirical approach. My own analysis relaxes the assumption of (i) a common democracy-growth relationship, and of (ii) the absence of strong cross-section… 

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