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Does faster economic growth increase pressure for democratic change, or reduce it? Using data for 154 countries for the period 1963-2007, the authors examine the short-run relationship between economic growth and moves toward and away from greater democracy. To address the potential endogeneity of economic...
This paper estimates the impact of increased rainfall on traffic accident fatalities.
This focus is motivated by two factors. First, in OECD countries, road traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for people aged 15-24. Second, the social welfare cost of traffic deaths...
Forty percent of households who said that they received the payment reported having spent it.
Forty percent of households who said that they received the payment reported having spent it - approximately twice the spending rate recorded in surveys assessing the 2001 and 2008...