The long-term costs of government surveillance: Insights from stasi spying in East Germany

We investigate the long-run effects of government surveillance on civic capital and economic performance, studying the case of the Stasi in East Germany. Exploiting regional variation in the number of spies and administrative features of the system, we combine a border discontinuity design with an i...

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Main Author: Lichter, Andreas
Löffler, Max
Siegloch, Sebastian
Format: Publication
Language: English
Place of publication: Mannheim: ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung 01.01.2019
Data of publication: 2019-01-01
Dewey Decimal Classification: 330
Discipline: Economics
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Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: OpenAIRE (Open Access)
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