2016 Fall Conference: Varieties of Democracy
This conference builds on the public release of the entire Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) dataset in January 2016. V-Dem is an international research project that has produced the world’s largest, most detailed, and most reliable dataset on democracy. This conference, to be held in fall 2016, is open to any questions about the nature, causes, or consequences of democracy. Papers will deal with explanations for levels of democracy or transitions or breakdowns of democratic regimes. Others will examine the consequences of democracy for economic growth or other aspects of human development, and evaluate the measurement properties of V-Dem data or comparisons with other democracy measures.