MA Thesis

The Invisible Hand of Economic Globalization: How Human Rights and Freedoms Move Across Borders Along With Goods and Capital



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Kyiv School of Economics


economic globalization
human rights
goods and capital

Using trade and foreign direct investments spatial lag variables, I analyze how strengthening financial and trade relationships between countries can influence civil and political human rights development. Obtained results show that the development of empowerment rights and freedom of assembly and association strongly depends on trade connections between countries. The development of freedom of speech institutions depends on both financial and trade relationships. Moreover, the development of physical integrity rights depends on financial connections, though only in low-income countries.