Partisan Competition, Growth, and the Franchise

@inproceedings{Llavador2005PartisanCG,
  title={Partisan Competition, Growth, and the Franchise},
  author={Humberto Llavador and Robert J. Oxoby},
  year={2005}
}
We present an argument for changes in the franchise in which an elite split along economic interests use the suffrage to influence implemented policies. Through the influence of these policies on the character of industrialization, we analyze the effects of franchise changes on economic growth. We identify in the social structure of society an explanation for the connection between enfranchisement and growth: When (1) there exist an economic conflict among the elite, (2) landed classes are not… CONTINUE READING

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