Brinks’ Research Cited by The Economist

The Economist discussed Dan Brinks’ research in the March 31 issue, running an article in the Free Exchange section, “The law and the poor: Courts in emerging markets are better for the poor than many assume.” The research, a World Bank Policy Research Working Paper (No. 5999), coauthored with Varun Gauri of the World Bank, presents a nuanced account of courts’ ability to benefit the poor, with results showing courts delivering pro-poor outcomes in India and South Africa, neutral outcomes in Brazil and Indonesia, and anti-poor outcomes in Nigeria.