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Unformatted text preview: institutions of society but at some deeper level
than democracy - the distribution of resources and what we call de
facto power, checks and balances, economic institutions. This is
For the case of the former colonies, it is natural to link variation in
these underlying institutions to the conditions that seem to have
in‡uenced property rights - historical settler mortality, historical
population density etc.
Some simple (but not really legitimate scatters....) suggest that the
…xed e¤ects recovered from the basic panels regressions are correlated
with these factors.
Once you condition on this and look at long changes there is no
evidence of modernization either.
James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis
October 28, 2009
12 / 12 Figure 6
Democracy Fixed Effect and Log Settler Mortality
VEN Democracy Fixed Effect
GUY PAK COL
TUNDZA MDG IDN
KEN GMB GHA
ZAR NGA MLI SLE CIV
GIN TGO -.5 VNM 2 4 6
Log Settler Mortality 8 Figure 7
Democracy Fixed Effect and Log Population Density 1500
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