Economic Effects of Clustering of Ethnically Similar Communities in Kenya: Application of Spatial Correlation Model
AbstractUsing regional data of Kenya, we found that income spillovers depend on ethnic similarity, which suggests the influence of ethnic bias. This result implies, for policy making, that the question of interregional transaction costs cannot be narrowly focused on problems of transportation infrastructure but it is also related with ethnic divisions in African context.
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Ethnic diversity; Transaction cost;
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