Does Oil Hinder Democratic Development? A Time-Series Analysis

  title={Does Oil Hinder Democratic Development? A Time-Series Analysis},
  author={Kelsey J. O’Connor and Luisa R. Blanco and Jeffrey B. Nugent},
  journal={Political Institutions: Non-Democratic Regimes eJournal},
The resource curse is a topic studied intensively in both economics and political science. Much of the focus is now on whether oil affects democratic institutions. We further the debate through the use of additional measures of democracy and multiple time-series estimation strategies. We find no robust long-run effect of oil rents per capita on Polity, Civil Liberties, or Political Rights. Many comparable studies were restricted to Polity. We also use different country and period samples to… Expand

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