The Impact of Regimes on Economies: A Chronology of Comparative Quantitative Studies
Adam Przeworski, "Party Systems and Economic Development", Ph.D. thesis ( Northwestern University, 1966). Study of 57 countries between 1949 and 1963. Conclusion: mobilizing dictatorships in middle levels of development, followed by democracies, promote development most.
Irma Adelman and Cynthia F. Morris, Society, Politics, and Economic Development( Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1967). Study of 74 countries between 1950 and 1964. Conclusion: dictatorships have some positive effects at low or middle levels of development, but not at higher levels.
Ivo K. Feierabend and Rosalind L. Feierabend, "Coerciveness and Change: Cross-National Trends", American Behavioral Scientist, 15 ( 1972). Study of 84 countries before 1965. Conclusion: there is no difference.
William G. Dick, "Authoritarian versus Nonauthoritarian Approaches to Economic Development", Journal of Political Economy, 82( 1974). Study of 59 under-developed countries between 1959 and 1968. Conclusion: democracies generate more growth.
Samuel R. Huntington and Jorge I. Dominguez, "Political Development", in Fred I. Greenstein and Nelson W. Polsby(eds.), Handbook of Political Science, iii (Reading, Mass., Addison-Wesley, 1975). Study of 35 under-developed countries during the 1950s. Conclusion: dictatorships generate more growth.
Bruce M. Russett and R. Joseph Monsen, "Bureaucracy and Polyarchy as Predictors of Performance: A Cross-National Examination", Comparative Political Studies, 8( 1975). Study of 80 countries down to 1965. Conclusion: there is no difference.
Robert M. Marsh, "Does Democracy Hinder Economic Development in the Latecomer Developing Nations?", Comparative Social Research, 2( 1979). Study of 98 countries between 1955 and 1970. Conclusion: dictatorships generate more growth.
John W. Meyer, Michael T. Hannan, Richard Rubinson, and George M. Thomas , "National Economic Development, 1950-70: Social and Political Factors", in John W. Meyerand Michael T. Hannan(eds.), National Development and the World System ( Chicago, University of Chicago