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Does democracy stifle economic growth?

TEDGlobal 2011 · 18:51 · Filmed Jul 2011
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Economist Yasheng Huang compares China to India, and asks how China's authoritarian rule contributed to its astonishing economic growth — leading to a big question: Is democracy actually holding India back? Huang's answer may surprise you.

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Political economist
Yasheng Huang asks us to rethink our ideas about China and other large emerging economies. Lately he’s been asking, Does democracy hinder or promote economic growth? Full bio

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