Libertades políticas y desarrollo económico

Translated title of the contribution: Political liberties and economic development

José Luis Sardón

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This article looks into the connection between political liberties and economic development. The author reviews the arguments of several studies on the subject and concludes that more political liberties are not necessarily beneficial to economic development since they could jeopardize the rights of ownership far more critically than the arbitrariness of governments with the most indifferent of altitudes to the will of the people. Indeed, "excessive" liberties could favor the interests of private lobbies -and unnecessary State intervention in the economy- or, in unjust societies, lead to the application of moderate or extreme redistribution-oriented policy.
Translated title of the contributionPolitical liberties and economic development
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Issue number38
StatePublished - Jan 1996


  • Derechos de propiedad
  • Desarrollo económico
  • Dictadura
  • Libertad
  • Sistemas políticos


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