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Political Capacity And Economic Behavior

1st Edition

By Marina Arbetman, Jacek Kugler


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Given today's heightened competition between national economies in the global marketplace, many have come to believe that government intervention is needed in order for a country to maximize its economic well-being. But to what extent can even the most capable government act to attract investment and enhance economic growth without creating or exac

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Part I The Concept of Political Capacity -- Relative Political Capacity: Political Extraction and Political Reach -- Theoretical Link of Political Capacity to Development -- Part II Economic Applications -- Political Capacity and Economic Determinants of Inflation -- Political Capacity and the Use of Seigniorage -- Political Capacity and Private Investment -- Political Capacity and Economic Growth -- Political Capacity, Macroeconomic Factors, and Capital Flows -- Political Capacity and Black Market Premiums -- Part III Political Applications -- Political Capacity and Government Resource Transfers -- Political Capacity and Demographic Change -- Political Capacity and Violence -- Political Capacity, Growth, and Distributive Commitments -- Part IV Extending Political Capacity -- Political Capacity and the Economic Frontier -- New Estimates of Political Capacity -- Alternative Approaches to Estimating Political Capacity -- The Unfinished Agenda

About the Authors

Marina Arbetman is assistant professor of political science and political economy at the Murphy Institute of Political Economy, Tulane University, and at the City University of New York. Jacek Kugler is Elisabeth Helm Rosecrans Professor of International Relations at the centre for Politics and Economics, the Claremont Graduate School.

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