The transmission of democracy: from the village to the nation-state

The American Economic Review Vol/Iss. 103(3) American Economic Association Published In Pages: 86-92
By Giuliano, Paola, Nunn, Nathan


Traditions of local democracy will be positively associated with rule of law, control of corruption, and per capita income (86).


The researchers controlled for proportion of population with European ancestry, proportion of cultivable ancestral land, and average year of observation and data collection.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Linear regressionSupportedp < 0.01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN