Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142638
Authors: 
Yamamura, Eiji
Shin, Inyong
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
EERI Research Paper Series 09/2012
Abstract: 
Ethnic heterogeneity influences economic growth through various channels such as efficiency improvement and capital accumulation. However, it is open to discussion exactly how ethnic heterogeneity affects these channels. Hence, this paper attempts to examine the effects of heterogeneity on economic growth using data envelopment analysis. The empirical results of the estimations show that heterogeneity has a negative effect on efficiency improvements. However, heterogeneity has no effect on capital accumulation. This implies that ethnic heterogeneity hinders positive externalities such as information spillover, which hampers economic growth.
Subjects: 
Ethnic fractionalization
Ethnic polarization
Efficiency improvement
Capital accumulation
JEL: 
H11
O43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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