Escaping the trap of "blocking": A kinetic model linking economic development and political competition

Authors
Dolfin, M.; Knopoff, Damián Alejandro; Leonida, L.; Maimone Ansaldo Patti, D.
Publication Year
2017
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
In this paper we present a kinetic model with evolutive stochastic game-type interactions, analyzing the relationship between the level of political competition in a society and the degree of economic liberalization. The above issue regards the complex interactions between economy and institutional policies intended to introduce technological innovations in a society, where technological innovations are intended in a broad sense comprehending reforms critical to production [3]. A special focus is placed on the political replacement effect described in a macroscopic model by Acemoglu and Robinson (AR-model [1], henceforth), which can determine the phenomenon of innovation 'blocking', possibly leading to economic backwardness. One of the goals of our modelization is to obtain a mesoscopic dynamical model whose macroscopic outputs are qualitatively comparable with stylized facts of the AR-model and the comparison is settled in a number of case studies. A set of numerical solutions is presented showing the non monotonous relationship between economic liberalization and political competition in particular conditions, which can be considered as an emergent phenomenon of the analyzed complex socioeconomic interaction dynamics.
Fil: Dolfin, M.. Universita Degli Studi Di Messina; Italia
Fil: Knopoff, Damián Alejandro. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Centro de Investigación y Estudios de Matemática. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Centro de Investigación y Estudios de Matemática; Argentina
Fil: Leonida, L.. University College London; Estados Unidos
Fil: Maimone Ansaldo Patti, D.. Universita Degli Studi Di Messina; Italia
Subject
INTERACTING SUBPOPULATIONS
KINETIC THEORY
POLITICAL COMPETITION
POLITICAL ECONOMY
TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION
Matemática Pura
Matemáticas
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Economía, Econometría
Economía y Negocios
CIENCIAS SOCIALES
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/59981