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Ethnic Diversity and Economic Performance

Alberto Alesina () and Eliana La Ferrara ()

No 10313, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: 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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Date: 2004-02
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Published as Alesina, Alberto and Eliana La Ferrara. "Ethnic Diversity Economic Performance," Journal of Economic Literature, 2005, v43(3,Sep), 762-800.

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