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Title The political dimension of economic growth : proceedings of the IEA Conference held in San José, Costa Rica / edited by Silvio Borner and Martin Paldam.
Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.

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Series I.E.A. conference volume ; no. 119
I.E.A. conference volume ; no. 119.
Subject Economic development -- Political aspects -- Congresses.
Economic development -- Government policy -- Developing countries -- Congresses.
Alt Name Borner, Silvio.
Paldam, Martin.
International Economic Association.
NetLibrary, Inc.
Round-Table Conference on "the Political Dimension of Economic Growth" (1996 : San José, Costa Rica)
Description xxx, 382 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Note "The Round-Table Conference on "the Political Dimension of Economic Growth", held under the auspices of the International Economic Association, in San José, Costa Rica, March 31-April 3, 1996"--Pref.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Boulder, Colo. : NetLibrary, 1999. Available via the World Wide Web. Available in multiple electronic file formats. Access may be limited to NetLibrary affiliated libraries.
ISBN 058503267X (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 42922389
Additional Format Original (DLC) 97022800 (OCoLC)37293206.
Table of Contents
 The International Economic Association 
 List of Contributors 
 Abbreviations and Acronyms 
 Introduction: Politics and Growth - What are the Crucial Issues? / Silvio Borner 
1Institutions as Investments / Robert H. Bates3
2Some Lessons on the Efficiency of Democracy from a Study of Dictatorship / Ronald Wintrobe20
3The Economics of Autocracy and Majority Rule: The Invisible Hand and the Use of Force / Martin C. McGuire, Mancur Olson, Jr.38
4Causes of Change in Political-Economic Regimes / Peter Bernholz74
5Macroeconomic Volatility and Economic Development / Michael Gavin, Ricardo Hausmann97
6Political Variables in Growth Regressions / Aymo Brunetti117
7Political Stability and Economic Stagnation / Philip Keefer, Stephen Knack136
8Political Uncertainty, the Formation of New Activities and Growth / Joshua Aizenman154
9Does Economic Growth Lead to Political Stability? / Martin Paldam171
10Corruption and Rent-Seeking / John Mukum Mbaku193
11Corruption and Countervailing Action in Pakistan / M. Shahid Alam212
12Disinflation and Overvaluation / Rudiger Dornbusch227
13Government Policy, Saving and Growth in Latin America / Vittorio K. Corbo243
14Growth and Political Violence in Northern Ireland, 1920-96 / Vani K. Borooah266
15Donor Conditionality and Policy Reform / Tony Killick278
16Institutional Analysis for Capacity Building / Dieter Kattermann294
17Developing Democracy in Developing Countries / Bruno S. Frey315
18Ethnic Rent-Seeking, Stability and Institutional Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa / Mwangi S. Kimenyi324
19Healing Sick Institutions / Robert Klitgaard335
 Comments / Beatrice S. Weder, Guy P. Pfeffermann, Geoffrey Shepherd351
 Index of Names367
 Subject Index373

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