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Further Reading List
Acemoglu D., Cantoni D., Johnson S., Robinson J.A. (2009) The consequences of external reform: Lessons from the French Revolution, VoxEu.org, 02 July.
Besley T., Case A. (1995) Does Electoral Accountability Affect Economic Policy Choices? Evidence from Gubernatorial Term Limits, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 110 (3), 769-798.
Galbraith J. (2015) What is Reform? The Strange Case of Greece and Europe: Why creditors’ demands would only prolong Greece’s crisis, The American Prospect.
Gancia G., Bonfiglioli A. (2011) Why are reforms so politically difficult? VoxEU.
Giuliano P., Mishra P., Spilimbergo A. (2010) Democracy and Reforms: Evidence from a New Dataset, WP/10/173, IMF.
Gropp R.E. (2015) Rejection of Reforms as a Chance for Reforms, IWH Press Release 27/2015.
OECD (2012) What are the Best Policy Instruments for Fiscal Consolidation? OECD Economics Department Policy Notes, No. 12, April.
OECD (2015) OECD Economic Policy Brief: Pro-growth reforms: their impact on income inequality and household economic vulnerability.
Ostry J.D., Prati A. (2009) Structural Reforms and Economic Performance in Advanced and Developing Countries, IMF.