Modeling the Relationship Between Economic Development and Political Democracy

Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 2:00pm - 3:30pm, IWM library
Complex relationship between economic development and political system has been the subject of quantitative research for more than a hundred years. And yet, no methodological instrument employed was capable of providing non-controversial explanation of possible correlation. System Dynamic modeling seems as a promising approach to be applied for this problem, as it allows to establish the relationship between different variables in a complex socio-economic system.

This presentation will discuss possible definitions and indicators of economic development and political democracy that are most applicable for modelling and present a diagram that reflects the interrelation between variables.

Irina Dolgopolova is Associate Professor of Economics, Baikal National University of Economics and Law, Irkutsk, Russia; currently she is an Alexander Herzen Junior Visiting Fellow at IWM.