Individual responsibility and economic development: evidence from rainfall data

KYKLOS Vol/Iss. 69(3) John Wiley & Sons Published In Pages: 426-470
By Davis, Lewis


As individual responsibility increases, the economic development of a country will increase.


Hypothesis tested with two stage least square regression: stage 1 finds a negative correlation between rainfall variation and individual responsibility (p<.01). Stage 2 then finds a positive relationship with individual responsibility and economic development (p<.01). Hypothesis was also tested using historical rainfall data from before 1900 and was supported (stage 1: p<0.05; stage 2: p<0.01).


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary least squares regressionSupportedp<.01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN