Poverty

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Authoritarian Survival and Poverty Traps: Land Reform in Mexico

June 2017

This paper examines why governments in underdeveloped countries systematically pursue policies that prevent long-term economic growth.

"Political Logic of Poverty Relief" Electoral Strategies and Social Policy in Mexico

October 2016

Poverty relief programs are shaped by politics.

Authoritarian Survival and Poverty Traps: Land Reform in Mexico [Feb. 2015]

February 2015

This paper examines why governments in underdeveloped countries systematically pursue policies that prevent long-term economic growth.

Whither Russia? Autocracy Is Here for Now, but Is It Here to Stay?

December 2012

Judging from some of the titles of recent books on Russia—for example, Richard Sakwa's The Crisis of Russian Democracy, Gulnaz Sharafutdinova's Political Consequences of Crony Capitalism inside...

Azerbaijan's 2005 Parliamentary Elections: A Failed Attempt at Transition

September 2008

The 2005 elections in Azerbaijan qualify as a failed transition from authoritarianism to democracy.

Is it Africa's Turn? Progress in the World's Poorest Region

May 2008

By the turn of this century, sub-Saharan Africa had experienced twenty-five years of economic and political disaster.

Empowering the Poor: What Does Democracy Have to Do with It?

April 2005

Poverty reduction on a large scale depends on empowering those who are most motivated to move out of poverty - poor people themselves.

The Vicious Cycle of Inequality in Latin America

December 2004

The new millennium began with the triumph of democracy and markets. But for whom is life just, how so, and why? And what is being done to correct persisting injustices?

Moving Up Out of Poverty: What Does Democracy Have to Do With It?

August 2004

Morally and analytically, there is no more vexing phenomenon than the persistence of mass poverty.

The Rule of Law as Transition to Democracy in China

December 2003

This paper assesses Pan Wei's proposal for a 'consultative rule of law system' for China, finding it a potentially important step along the path of political reform.

On Democratic Equality

December 2003

Equality points to one of the critical dimensions along which the quality of democracy varies.

The (Too-Low but) Rising Quality of Democracy in Brazil and Chile

December 2003

There is a reading of democracy in both these countries that is not optimistic.

How democracy affects growth

December 2001

This paper introduces a new methodology to examine the empirical relationshipbetween democracy and economic growth.

Democracy in Developing Countries: Latin America

December 1999

Extensively revised since the first edition was published in 1989, this analytically balanced and empirically rich volume thoroughly examines the historical, cultural, social, economic, political,...

How Much Inequality Can Democracy Stand?

December 1996

On 26-27 January 1996, the National Endowment for Democracy's International Forum for Democratic Studies and the Pacific Council on International Policy convened a one-and-a-half-day conference on...

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Alberto Díaz-Cayeros Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Political Science
Marcel Fafchamps Senior Fellow Professor, by courtesy, Economics
Beatriz Magaloni Senior Fellow Professor, Political Science
Gustavo Robles Research Scholar, CDDRL
Jerry Kaplan Lecturer, CDDRL, Research Affiliate, CDDRL
Saumitra Jha Senior Fellow, FSI, Associate Professor of Political Economy, GSB
Jessie Brunner Research Assistant, PHR
Ertharin Cousin Visiting Scholar, FSE Visiting Scholar, FSE
Cesángari López Martínez Research Staff, CDDRL