Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Democratic institutions, natural resources, and income inequality
Authors: Hartwell, Christopher A.
Horvath, Roman
Horvathova, Eva
Popova, Olga
et. al: No
DOI: 10.1057/s41294-019-00102-2
Published in: Comparative Economic Studies
Volume(Issue): 61
Issue: 4
Page(s): 531
Pages to: 550
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Palgrave Macmillan
ISSN: 0888-7233
Language: English
Subjects: Democracy; Inequality; Institution; Natural resource
Subject (DDC): 320: Politics
Abstract: This paper examines how democratic institutions shape the nexus of natural resources and income inequality, under the hypothesis that democracy can help to alleviate the possible effects that resources may have on income inequality. Starting from a survey of the existing literature, we provide a cross-country regression analysis showing that the effect of natural resources on income inequality does indeed depend on democracy. Our results suggest that, if the level of democracy in a country is high, natural resources have the ability to lower inequality. This finding suggests several avenues for future research.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): Licence according to publishing contract
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: International Management Institute (IMI)
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