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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.accessioned2010-09-13T15:01:53Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-13T15:01:53Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39941-
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. We study the effects of ethnic fractionalization on economic growth using unique time-varying measures across countries, for 26 transition economies from 1989 to 2007. Our main conclusion is that we can replicate the most recent results from the literature and show that static (exogenous) diversity is not robustly related to growth. However, when we account empirically for how ethnic diversity changes over time and treat it as an endogenous variable, our estimates show that it is negatively related to growth an effect which is robust to different estimators, specifications, and fractionalization measures.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik, Ausschuss für Entwicklungsländer Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesProceedings of the German Development Economics Conference, Frankfurt a.M. 2009 30en_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.titleDynamic Ethnic Fractionalization and Economic Growthen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn654197121-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:gdec09:30-
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