Do Leaders Matter? National Leadership and Growth since World


Economic growth within countries varies sharply across decades. This paper examines one explanation for these sustained shifts in growth—changes in the national leader. We use deaths of leaders while in office as a source of exogenous variation in leadership, and ask whether these plausibly exogenous leadership transitions are associated with shifts in… (More)


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@inproceedings{WAR2005DoLM, title={Do Leaders Matter? National Leadership and Growth since World}, author={WAR and Benjamin F. Jones and Benjamin A Olken and Daron Acemoglu and Alberto Olivier Blanchard Alesina and Abhijit Banerjee and Robert Barro and Francesco Maria Caselli and Esther Duflo and Amy N Finkelstein and Michael D. Gordin and Bryan Graham and Charles Jones and L. Katz and Michael Kremer and Sonia L. Y. Chan and Sidney Henderson and Jessica Huang and Tabinda Khan and Ellen Kim and Patricia Reiter and Thomas Wang and Jacqueline Yen and Catherine T. MacArthur}, year={2005} }