Optimal Weather Conditions , Economic Growth , and Political Transitions

  • NEILA CÁCERES, SAMUEL W. MALONEb
  • Published 2015

Abstract

— Studies that test the effect of economic outcomes on political transitions using weather variations as instruments have generally overlooked findings from climate science that economic output is a hill-shaped, rather than linear, function of temperature and precipitation levels. We design an improved set of instruments for growth based on this fact, and… (More)

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