Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Human Rights and Economic Liberalization

by Art Carden & Robert A. Lawson

Business & Politics
vol.12, is.2, art.2

Abstract. Using several case studies and data from the Economic Freedom of the World annual report and from the CIRI Human Rights Data Project, we estimate the effect of human rights abuses on economic liberalization. The data suggest that human rights abuses reduce rather than accelerate the pace of economic liberalization.