• Robert H. Bates


The New Institutionalism and Africa. Robert H. Bates, July 30, 2013, Paper. "After briefly reviewing the new institutionalism, this article uses the history of political reform in Africa to test its key tenet: that power, if properly organized, is a productive resource. It does so by exploring the relationship between changes in political institutions and changes in economic performance, both at the macro- and the micro- level. The evidence indicates that political reform (Granger) causes increases in GDP per capita in the African subset of global data..." Link Verified October 12, 2014