26 Pages Posted: 5 Dec 2009 Last revised: 6 Apr 2010
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Economic Freedom, Human Rights, Institutions, Chile, Torture
JEL Classification: B5, P0, O17
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By Art Carden