Author

Kwon

Date of Award

6-1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Political Science

First Advisor

Dr. Alan Isaak

Second Advisor

Dr. Peter Kobrak

Third Advisor

Dr. Neil Pinney

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

This thesis examined the impact of political instability on economic growth. This thesis included forty three developing countries and employed multiple regression analysis. Three hypotheses were tested. First, cross-nationally, political instability may serve to decrease the availability of factors of production. Second, cross-nationally, political instability will decrease the quantity of labor. Third, cross-nationally, political instability may negatively influence the timing and organization of the production process.

The statistical results of multiple regression were not significant at .05 level using t-test. Therefore the null hypotheses were not rejected. Based on statistical results, possible reasons for the statistical insignificance were considered in terms of both theoretically and methodologically.

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