Why Monarchies Rule When It Comes to Standard of Living

May 20, 2018

New research by Wharton’s Mauro Guillen explores how the long-term effects of monarchies are good for economies. The UK’s House of Windsor has just hosted the royal wedding of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle, and British taxpayers are bracing to foot an estimated bill of...

Revolt in the Middle East: Arab Monarchies Next?

By James M. Dorsey The ever sharper sectarian divide between Sunni and Shi'a Muslims in the Middle East constitutes the Achilles heel of Gulf monarchies like Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. They have been resisting political reforms and seeking to insulate themselves from the wave of popular...