Democracy and Inclusive Growth

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COMPETITIVENESS, COMPETITION POLICY AND INDUSTRIALIZATION STRATEGY SOCIAL PROTECTION AND SOCIAL INSURANCE  DEMOCRACY AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH

 

Democracy & Inclusive Growth

In democratic systems, balancing the role of the state and markets in promoting social and economic goals is an ongoing challenge. It is critical to assess how this balance is struck and the extent to which democratic institutions are indeed able to foster the types of reforms necessary for more vibrant and dynamic market economies while also fostering a more inclusive growth pattern. Specific areas of research include:
 

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“An Empirical Analysis of Philippine Democracy and Inclusive Growth”

In 2011, AIM Policy Center (APC) pioneered a study that assesses the extent to which political dynasties are helping (or hindering) the country’s social and economic objectives. The study is an empirical analysis of the patterns of dynasties across Philippine regions, and links across dynasties and various social and economic indicators over time. The first phase of the study resulted in a paper entitled “Inequality in democracy: Insights from an empirical analysis of political dynasties in the 15th Philippine Congress”, which was published in a peer-reviewed journal.

New datasets are currently being incorporated into the existing Dynasties dataset. These new datasets include: expanded elections data, atmospheric and environmental data, and macroeconomic income data. These additional datasets will be crucial in the development of the more involved econometric models that will form the foundations of the second phase of the study.