Economic Affairs

Scholarly Publications

A Method to Reduce Type 1 Error while Maintaining Power Using Split Samples

August 2015

Abstract: We discuss a method aimed at reducing the risk that spurious results are published. Researchers send their datasets to an independent third party who randomly generates training and...

The Tortuous Trajectories of Democracy and the Persistence of Authoritarianism in Africa

November 2013

Abstract:  This paper offers a systematic account of political regime changes in Sub-Saharan Africa from 1996-2010.

Democracy and Economic Growth: Some Regularities

July 2013

Abstract: The paper summarizes and evaluates our current understanding of relations between democracy and economic growth and analyzes the mechanisms of the causality from democracy to growth....

Other Publications

Choosing the Japanese Way: Thilawa Special Economic Zone in Myanmar

January 2019

From 1962 onward, Myanmar was a military dictatorship.

The Kenya Tea Development Authority (KTDA)

May 2015

The Kenya Tea Development Authority (KTDA) focuses on efforts to “Africanize” the Kenyan tea industry in the years following the country’s independence from the United Kingdom.

Administrative Decentralization in Peru

April 2015

Alejandro Toledo’s election as Peru’s first indigenous president, in 2001, symbolized increased political participation to people who were also “from the provinces” or the rural countryside....

News

The Role of Corruption in China's Speedy, Risky Boom

May 2021

Is corruption the reason behind China's booming economy? Professor Yuen Yuen Ang explains its role in China's massive economic growth.

When Beijing Goes to Washington: Autocratic Lobbying Influence in Democracies

April 2021

Professor Erin Baggot Carter tells us how autocratic lobbying affects political outcomes and media coverage in democracies.

Amr Adly Explains Market-Making Failure in Egypt [VIDEO]

June 2020

In a webinar dated June 8, 2020, American University in Cairo Scholar Amr Adly presented findings from his new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

Events

The Social Origins of Egypt's Failed Market Making

May 28, 2020

This event is co-sponsored by the Arab Studies Institute ABSTRACTThis talk is based on the speaker's new book Cleft Capitalism: The Social Origins of Failed Market Making in Egypt (Stanford...

A New Approach to Economic Development

February 8, 2019

AbstractFrom the point of view of institutional economics, growth is related to the implementation and enforcement of property rights.

Political Contestation and New Social Forces in the Middle East and North Africa

March 9, 2018

Please note: Registration for the conference is open only to Stanford University affiliates. A valid SUNet ID is required to register. Click here to register.

Projects

Regime Type and Economic Development

The multidisciplinary environment at CDDRL is an ideal venue to explore the ways in which regime (authoritarian or democratic) matters in encouraging or suppressing economic development.
English

Law and Economy in India

India, the world's largest democracy, is a country of contrasts. Not the least among these is the tremendous economic diversity of India's states.
English

Multimedia

President Alejandro Toledo: The Shared Society

April 2015

In a talk at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo speaks on the release of his new book, 'The Shared Society: A Vision for the Global Future of Latin America.' President...

People

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