Does Rainfall Affect Democratic Stability?

Groundbreaking research in “Rainfall, Human Capital, and Democracy," a new paper by SSHP Director Steve Haber and University of Washington political science professor Victor Menaldo, finds that regions with moderate rainfall support stable democracies, while regions with rainfall extremes cause persistent autocracies.  To visit the discussion, visit the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg TV or Bloomberg News; for social commentary, visit this WSJ essay; or link to the paper or Powerpoint