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State capacity and long-run performance

Dincecco, Mark and Katz, Gabriel (2012): State capacity and long-run performance.

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Abstract

We present new evidence about the long-term links between state capacity and economic performance. Our database is novel and spans 11 countries and 4 centuries in Europe, the birthplace of modern economic growth. Using standard panel data methods, we find that the performance impacts of states with modern extractive and productive capabilities are significant, large, and robust to a wide variety of specifications, controls, and modeling techniques.

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