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Ethnic Diversity and Economic Performance

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  • Alberto Alesina
  • Eliana La Ferrara

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We survey and asses the literature on the positive and negative e?ects of ethnic diversity on economic policies and outcomes. Our focus is on countries, on cities in developed countries (the US) and on 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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