Mamoon, Dawood (2011): Good versus Bad Political Institutions and Economic Welfare.
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The paper finds that countries which practice democracy are less prone to unequal outcomes especially when it comes to wage inequality and income inequality whereas autocracy is associated with higher level of wage inequalities but its impact on income inequalities are insignificant. Though under good economic management, autocracies may redistribute incomes from the richest to the poorest, more generally an autocratic set up violates the median voter hypothesis. The results also show that political stability and voice and accountability are more sensitive to inequalities than democracy and autocracy which is to say that the countries which are politically stable and practice accountability also form more equal societies.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Good versus Bad Political Institutions and Economic Welfare|
|English Title:||Good versus Bad Political Institutions and Economic Welfare|
|Keywords:||Institutions, Redistribution, Inequality|
|Subjects:||C - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods > C5 - Econometric Modeling > C51 - Model Construction and Estimation
D - Microeconomics > D6 - Welfare Economics > D63 - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement
B - History of Economic Thought, Methodology, and Heterodox Approaches > B1 - History of Economic Thought through 1925 > B15 - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
|Depositing User:||Dawood Mamoon|
|Date Deposited:||27. Apr 2011 18:42|
|Last Modified:||15. Feb 2013 22:58|
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