Bournakis, Ioannis Christopoulos, Dimitris Rizov, Marian
LEAF Working Paper No. 1118(1)
We analyse the interaction between legal origins and ethnic heterogeneity and their combined impact on national efficiency. We hypothesise that in the presence of high ethnic heterogeneity common-law system performs worse than civil-law one in terms of economic efficiency. Our empirical tests on the sample of African countries support our hypothesis.
national efficiency institutions legal origins ethnic heterogeneity