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file: przeworski and limongi Do Democracies or Dictatorships Produce Greater Economic Growth? Central Question of this section of the course: 1 Do Democracies or Dictatorships Produce Greater Economic Growth? 2 Two pieces of literature we will examine on this: 3 Przeworski and Limongi, “Political Regimes and Economic Growth” 4 Clague, Keefer, Knack, and Olson, “Property and Contract Rights in Autocracies and Democracies” Przeworski and Limongi 5 Two sections to their paper: 6 Review of arguments about whether democracies or dictatorships produce greater growth: 7 It is a controversial argument: scholars don’t agree 8 Democracy undermines property rights, and thus weakens growth 9 Majority of voters who have less income than property owners. 10 Democracy protects property rights, and thus hastens growth 11 Dictatorships cannot commit themselves to protecting property rights. Notice that the Olson et al. paper has important evidence on this. 12
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ISS 225 taught by Professor Williams during the Spring '07 term at Michigan State University.

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