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Webinar: ‘The case for democracy’

23 March @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm

In this free-to-access webinar, Professor Mansoob Murshed will discuss the need for social protection in developing countries as a way of addressing the growing tide of economic inequality.

On 23 March 2021, Professor of the Economics of Peace and Conflict at the International Institute of Social Studies, Mansoob Murshed, will be one of the speakers at ‘The Case for Democracy Week’Opens external webinar series organized by the V-Dem Institute.

In his lecture, Democratic Institutions, Fiscal Capacity, and Social Welfare Outcomes in Developing Countries’, he will discuss the need for social protection in developing countries as a way of addressing the growing tide of economic inequality. He will highlight the importance of both economic or fiscal capacity, as well as a democratic polity.

Murshed’s lecture is based on his recent publication Murshed, S. M., Bergougui, B., Badiuzzaman, M., & Pulok, M. H. (2020) ‘Fiscal Capacity, Democratic Institutions and Social Welfare Outcomes in Developing Countries’Opens external Defense and Peace Economics, 1-26.

About the webinar series

The ‘Case for Democracy’ Week features five 1.5-hour webinars (one webinar each day) bringing together academics and policymakers in a dialogue based on state-of-the art scientific findings on the dividends of democracy for a series of development outcomes: 

  1. economic development
  2. human development and infrastructures
  3. human development and health
  4. security
  5. combating climate change