Growth, income distribution, and democracy: What the data say

@article{Perotti1996GrowthID,
  title={Growth, income distribution, and democracy: What the data say},
  author={Roberto Perotti},
  journal={Journal of Economic Growth},
  year={1996},
  volume={1},
  pages={149-187}
}
This paper investigates the relationship between income distribution, democratic institutions, and growth. It does so by addressing three main issues: the properties and reliability of the income distribution data, the robustness of the reduced form relationships between income distribution and growth estimated so far, and the specific channels through which income distribution affects growth. The main conclusion in this regard is that there is strong empirical support for two types of… Expand
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