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AP Workshop – Jon Rogowski, Harvard University

February 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am

AP Workshop – Jon Rogowski, Harvard University

DateFebruary 13, 2017

Time12:30pm to 2:00pm

Location
4357 Bunche Hall

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Abstract:Though economic development is commonly posited to depend on the quality of political institutions, empirical research focuses mostly on how the nature and design of economic institutions affects developmental outcomes. We argue that infrastructural projects play a key role in shaping economic development and test our argument in the context of postal systems, one of the most important infrastructural consequences of state-building activities around the world. We find demonstrate support for our argument across micro-level analyses conducted at the county level in the United States and macro-level analyses conducted at the cross-national level. Our findings provide evidence that state-building projects, though frequently associated with pork-barrel politics, patronage, and corruption, provided important sources of economic development for recipient communities.Full paper can be found here

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Date:
February 19, 2018
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12:00 am
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Date:
February 19, 2018
Time:
12:00 am
Website:
/event/ap-workshop-jon-rogowski-harvard-university