Bates RH, Block S. Institutional Change and The Economic Revival of Africa. In: An African Renaissance? New Haven and London: Yale University Press ; Forthcoming.
Bates RH, Block S. Political Institutions and economic growth in Africa’s ‘Renaissance’. Oxford Economic Papers. 2017;70 (2) :1-26.Abstract
In the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, many African states replaced authoritarian political regimes with competitive electoral systems; the economies of many also began to grow, some for the first time in decades. We argue that democratic reform led to economic growth, as did Acemoglu, Naidu, Restrepo and Robinson in an earlier paper. Our approach differs from theirs in that while we to seek to identify a causal relationship between democracy and development, we build our analysis around the qualitative accounts of regional specialists and the reasoning of political economists. Where others test for the existence of a causal account, we test for the existence of specific casual mechanisms.
Bates RH. Politics, Academics, and Africa. Annual Review of Political Science. 2017;20 :1-14.
Bates RH. The Development Dilemma: Security, Prosperity, and a Return to History. Princeton: Princeton University Press; 2017. Publisher's Version
Bates RH. Public Choice Processes. In: Public Choice and Rural Development. New York: Routledge ; 2016.
Bates RH, Akyeampong E, Nunn N, Robinson J. Africa's Development in Historical Perspective. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2014.
Bates RH, Akyeampong E, Nunn N, Robinson J. The Imperial Peace. New York: Cambridge University Press; 2014.
Bates RH, Sened I, Galiani S. The New Institutionalism. The Work of Douglas North. In: Institutions, Economic Growth, and Propety Rights: The Legacy of Douglass North. Cambridge University Press ; 2014. the_new_institutionalism.doc
Brown GK, Langer A. Ethnicity. In: Bates RH Elgar Companion to Civil War and Fragile States. Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar ; 2013.
Bates RH, Block S. The Political Origins of the Africa's Economic Revival.; 2013.
Bates RH, Block SA, Fayad G, Hoeffler A. The New Institutionalism and Africa. The Journal of African Economies. 2013;22 (4) :499-52. the_new_institutionalism_in_africa.doc
Bates RH, Block S. Revisiting African Agriculture: Institutional Change and Productivity Growth. Journal of Politics. 2013.
Bates RH. Mas alla de las urnas. Financia & Desarrollo. 2012 :26-29.
Bates RH, Hoeffler A, Fayad G. The State of Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa. International Area Studies Review. 2012;15 (4) :323-338.
Carter B, Bates RH. Public Policy, Price Shocks, and Civil War in Developing Countries. 2012. submission_jan._21.pdf
Fayad G, Bates RH, Hoeffler A. Income and Democracy: Lipset's Law Inverted. Research Paper 61, in Oxford Centre for the Analysis of Resource Rich Economies. University of Oxford ; 2012. fayad_bates_hoeffler.pdf
Bates RH, Aryeetey E, Kanbur R, Kasekende L, Devarajan S. Political Economy of Africa's Economic Performance in the Post-Independence Period, 2nd pub. In: The Oxford Companion to the Economics of Africa. New York: Oxford University Press ; 2012.