Human Rights and Economic Liberalization
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Robert A. Lawson
Auburn University - Department of Finance
April 1, 2010
Using several case studies and data from the Economic Freedom of the World annual report and from the CIRI Human Rights Data Project, we estimate the effect of human rights abuses on economic liberalization. The data suggest that human rights abuses reduce rather than accelerate the pace of economic liberalization.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 26
Keywords: Economic Freedom, Human Rights, Institutions, Chile, Torture
JEL Classification: B5, P0, O17working papers series
Date posted: December 5, 2009 ; Last revised: April 6, 2010
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