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dc.contributor.authorCampos, Nauro F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSaleh, Ahmaden_US
dc.contributor.authorKuzeyev, Vitaliy S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-01-27en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:03:48Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:03:48Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35886-
dc.description.abstractIn their survey of the literature on ethnic fractionalization and economic performance, Alesina and La Ferrara (JEL 2005) identify two main directions for future research. One is to improve the measurement of diversity and the other to treat diversity as an endogenous variable. This paper tries to address these two issues: it investigates the effects of ethnic fractionalization on economic growth across countries using unique time-varying measures. We first replicate the finding of a weak effect of exogenous diversity on growth and then we show that accounting for how diversity changes over time and treating it as an endogenous variable makes a difference. Once diversity is instrumented (with lagged diversity and latitude), it shows a significant negative impact on economic growth which is robust to different specifications, polarization measures, econometric estimators, as well as to the use of an index of ethnic-religious-linguistic fractionalization.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4597en_US
dc.subject.jelO11en_US
dc.subject.jelZ12en_US
dc.subject.jelO55en_US
dc.subject.jelH1en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEthnic diversityen_US
dc.subject.keywordfractionalizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolarizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordgrowthen_US
dc.subject.stwEthnische Beziehungenen_US
dc.subject.stwSegregationen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwÜbergangswirtschaften_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwTransformationsstaatenen_US
dc.titleDynamic ethnic fractionalization and economic growth in the transition economies from 1989 to 2007en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn617269505en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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