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Ethnic Fractionalization, Migration and Growth

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  • Dana Schüler

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    (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen / Germany)

  • Julian Weisbrod

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    (Georg-August-Universität Göttingen / Germany)

Abstract

This paper has the aim of contributing to the existing research by analyzing two particular topics. First of all, we update the data set used by Alesina et al.(2003) into the 1990s to analyze the robustness of their results in a wider time range. Furthermore, we analyze whether the effect of ethnic fractionalization is the same in different regions, particularly focusing on Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Secondly, we empirically investigate, if ethnic fractionalization might be positive in a nation which is ethnically diverse due to immigration. We try to distinguish between these two different kinds of ethnic fractionalization in order to determine if the result empirically indicates this multidimensionality of the index of ethnic fractionalization.

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Paper provided by Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research in its series Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers with number 148.

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Length: 38 pages
Date of creation: 27 Jun 2006
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Handle: RePEc:got:iaidps:148

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Keywords: Growth; Ethnic Fractionalization; Migration; Cross-country Regression;

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Cited by:
  1. Philipp Kolo, 2011. "Questioning Ethnic Fragmentation's Exogeneity - Drivers of Changing Ethnic Boundaries," Ibero America Institute for Econ. Research (IAI) Discussion Papers 210, Ibero-America Institute for Economic Research.

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