Economic growth, politics and institutions
After the introductory chapter, this thesis comprises three further chapters that aim to shed light on issues that are relevant to economic growth, politics and institutions. Chapter 2 studies transitions in individual preference for political parties, using a Markov chain. The partisanship preference is referred to as party identification (PID). This study proposes a novel method for estimating the individual-level Markov dynamics from aggregate-level data. This method is particularly useful...[Show more]
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