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Good neighbours matter: economic geography and the diffusion of human rights

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posted on 17.11.2017 by Huw Edwards, David Kernohan, Todd Landman, Azizun Nessa
We investigate the geo-political and economic aspects of human rights (HR) performance using multi-country panel data. HR performance depends on relative levels of economic development and spatial proximity to ‘good’ and ‘bad’ neighbours. We test for basic effects of income, and apply spatial weighting models, to analyse the neighbours’ impact on HR levels, treating this impact as partly endogenous. We take into account size and distance, to compare each country’s HR performance with what would be predicted from a weighted average of its neighbours’ performance. There are (a) geographical clusters and (b) size and proximity effects for HR performance.

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  • Business and Economics

Department

  • Economics

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Spatial Economic Analysis

Citation

EDWARDS, T.H. ...et al., 2017. Good neighbours matter: economic geography and the diffusion of human rights. Spatial Economic Analysis, 13 (3), pp.319-337.

Publisher

Taylor & Francis (Routledge) © Regional Studies Association

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Spatial Economic Analysis on 21 February 2018, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/17421772.2018.1412087.

Acceptance date

02/10/2017

Publication date

2018-02-21

ISSN

1742-1772

Language

en

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