Quotation Hühne, Philipp, Meyer, Birgit Elisabeth, Nunnenkamp, Peter. 2016. Democracies cooperate more: even where it threatens to bite? Applied Economics Letters 23 (11), 812-815.




Estimating two-step selection models, we find that more democratic governments are more likely to conclude preferential trade agreements (PTAs) and to agree to stricter investment provisions related to pre-establishment national treatment and investor–state dispute settlement in PTAs. This is surprising when considering the potentially high costs of litigation.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation External
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Applied Economics Letters
Citation Index SSCI
WU Journalrating 2009 A
Language English
Title Democracies cooperate more: even where it threatens to bite?
Volume 23
Number 11
Year 2016
Page from 812
Page to 815
Reviewed? Y
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13504851.2015.1111979
JEL F13, F42


Meyer, Birgit Elisabeth (Former researcher)
Hühne, Philipp (Helmut-Schmidt-Universität Hamburg, Germany)
Nunnenkamp, Peter (Institut für Weltwirtschaft, Germany)
Department of Economics (Badinger) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5309 Foreign aid (Details)
5323 Econometrics (Details)
5334 Political economic policy (Details)
5341 Economic policy (Details)
5344 Foreign trade (Details)
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