A re-examination of the relation between democracy and international trade : the case of Africa

Abstract: This study tests two theories as to why democracies might trade more, using a bilateral gravity trade model covering approximately 150 countries from 1950 to 1999. It is shown that quality of governance variables have broad economic and statistical significance.

Author(s): Balding, Christopher

Source(s): , Working papers / UNU-WIDER; 2011/59 22 p., ill., graphs, tabs Working papers / UNU-WIDER 2011/59

Published: 2011 United nations university. World institute for development economics research (UNU-WIDER), Helsinki (English

ISBN/ISSN: 978-92-9230-426-3/1798-7237

Link: http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2011/en_GB/wp2011-059/_files/86375398205030412/default/wp2011-059.pdf

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