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Ethnic Diversity and Economic Performance

Alberto Alesina, Eliana La Ferrara

NBER Working Paper No. 10313
Issued in February 2004
NBER Program(s):   EFG   PE

We survey and assess the literature on the positive and negative effects of ethnic diversity on economic policies and outcomes. Our focus is on both focus both cities in developed countries (the US) and villages in developing countries. We also consider the endogenous formation of political jurisdictions and we highlight several open issues in need of further research.

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Document Object Identifier (DOI): 10.3386/w10313

Published: Alesina, Alberto and Eliana La Ferrara. "Ethnic Diversity Economic Performance," Journal of Economic Literature, 2005, v43(3,Sep), 762-800.

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