Growth and political change: Transition duration is critical

Caroline Freund, Melise Jaud, 24 January 2013



The Arab world is undergoing a major political transition. The final outcomes of the changes are far from certain in nations where they have occurred. The geographical spread of the changes is also far from clear at this point. Nevertheless, there have been and will continue to be economic consequences from the moves towards democracy (see Besley and Kudamatsu 2007).

Topics: Development, Politics and economics
Tags: democracy, growth, political change, transition

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