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Social Cohesion, Institutions, And Growth

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  • WILLIAM EASTERLY
  • JOZEF RITZEN
  • MICHAEL WOOLCOCK

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We present evidence that measures of “social cohesion,” such as income inequality and ethnic fractionalization, endogenously determine institutional quality, which in turn causally determines growth.

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  • William Easterly & Jozef Ritzen & Michael Woolcock, 2006. "Social Cohesion, Institutions, And Growth," Economics and Politics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 18(2), pages 103-120, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:ecopol:v:18:y:2006:i:2:p:103-120
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0343.2006.00165.x
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    • H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development

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