Anke Hoeffler

Anke Hoeffler is a Research Officer at the Centre for the Study of African Economies and a research fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford. She is also a research associate at the International Peace Research Institute in Oslo. Her research focuses on the macroeconomics of developing countries, the economics of conflict and political economy. She has published a range of papers on causes of war, military expenditure, post-conflict economies, the effect of aid and the problems of democracy in low-income and natural-resource-rich societies. Her most recent publication is the co-authored article ‘Testing the Neocon Agenda: Democracy in Resource-Rich Countries’ in the European Economic Review (with Paul Collier).    

Content by Anke Hoeffler
  • Project

    Democracy and Income: A Time Series Analysis with Special Reference to Africa

    In our paper we revisit Lipset’s Law. Writing in 1959, Seymour Martin Lipset reported a strong and positive correlation between income per capita and democracy in a global cross section of nations. He concluded that economic development is a causal mechanism for democratization. Doing so, he not only lay the foundations of modernization theory in comparative politics but...

    4 Sep 2014 | Anke Hoeffler, Robert Bates

  • Publication - Policy Brief

    Income and Democracy: Lipset’s Law Inverted (Policy Brief)

    1 Aug 2012 | , Robert Bates, Anke Hoeffler

  • Publication - Working Paper

    The State of Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Africa experienced a wave of democratization over the past 20 years and this increase in democracy, we find, positively and significantly affects income per capita. Our dynamic panel data results suggest that countries only slowly converge to their long-run income values as predicted by current democracy levels, however. African countries may therefore be currently too...

    1 Aug 2012 | Robert Bates, Anke Hoeffler