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Brookings Report: The Judiciary and Economic Development (PDF)

Author: Kenneth W. Dam
March 2006


Kenneth Dam argues in this paper that the degree of judicial independence in a country is correlated with economic growth. Better performing courts have been shown to lead to more developed credit markets. A stronger judiciary is associated with more rapid growth of small firms as well as with larger firms in the economy.

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Film Screening: "Manhunt"

Speakers: Greg Barker, Nada Bakos, Peter Bergen, and Philip Mudd
Presider: Fareed Zakaria

A panel of experts discuss the new HBO documentary film, Manhunt, which details the hunt for Osama bin Laden.