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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|Data of publication:||2019-01-01|
|Online Access:||available in Bonn?|
|Database:||OpenAIRE (Open Access)
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