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Stata Project 2014-15
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Stata Project 2014-15
Students should form groups of at most 5 components and choose (together with the instructor) one of the topics. Students may also suggest to the instructor a topic not included in the list.
List of topics
Corruption and economic development
To what extent does corruption hinder economic development?
Economic development and corruption
To what extent does economic development explain the level of corruption?
For the two topics above, see:
Treisman, Daniel. 2007. "What have we learned about the causes of corruption from ten years of cross-national empirical research?." Annu. Rev. Polit. Sci. 10: 211-244.
Lambsdorff, Johann Graf 2006, “Consequences and Causes of Corruption: What Do We Know From a Cross-Section of Countries?” in International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Rose-Ackerman (ed.), 2006.
Colonial origins and economic development (with reference to
Acemoglu, D. Johnson, S and Robinson J. 2001. The Colonial Origins of Comparative Development: An Empirical Investigation. The American Economic Rewiev, Vol. 91, No. 5 (Dec., 2001), pp. 1369-1401
Do the colonial origins of former colonies explain their level of economic development today?
Execution of the project
Autonomously form groups of up to five components.
Meet the instructor to agree on a topic for their project.
Acquire the data-set (the same that will be used in Stata Lab 1 and 2) and familiarize with it.
Write a paper which, to be divided into two parts:
The first part will have an abstract, an introduction containing a short review of the literature, a data section describing the data and presenting a descriptive analysis of the data, and a bibliography. Citations will have to follow the
Chicago Manual of Style
Students will also have to turn in the ".do" file which produces all results of the first part of the paper.
The instructor will communicate the date when the first part of the paper is due.
The complete paper, to be turned in after the end of the course, will also contain a section presenting and discussing the results, a final concluding section, and an updated bibliography.
Students will also have to turn in the ".do" file which produces all results presented in the paper.
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