State Effectiveness, Economic Growth, and the Age of States

  • Areendam Chanda
  • Louis Putterman
Part of the Political Evolution and Institutional Change book series (PEIC)


In the late twentieth century, makers of maps and atlases faced the challenge of keeping up with numerous changes in countries’ names and borders. One thing remained a constant, however: find a piece of inhabited territory, and it was certain to belong to some country or other—a country with a government, a flag, an army, and all of the other trappings of the modern nation state. For a country to lack a central government, as, for example, Somalia did during most of the 1990s, was a noteworthy and exceptional fact.


Capita Income Percent Level Institutional Quality State Capacity Region Dummy 
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  • Louis Putterman

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