The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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National Leadership and Economic Growth

  • Benjamin F. Jones
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-349-95189-5_2969

Abstract

Recent empirical analysis suggests that individual national leaders can have large impacts on economic growth. Leaders have the strongest effects in autocracies, where they appear to substantially influence both economic growth and the evolution of political institutions. These findings call for increased focus on national economic policies and the means of leadership selection, among other issues.

Keywords

Leadership Growth Institutions Policy Political economy China 
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