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A simple characterization of the family of diversity indices

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  • Davydov, Denis
  • Weber, Shlomo

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We offer a simple characterization of the family of diversity indices that includes the Gini mutability index, the Greenberg index of linguistic diversity, the Hirschmann–Herfindahl index, the Hill family of dissimilarity measures and contains Shannon entropy as a limit point.

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  • Davydov, Denis & Weber, Shlomo, 2016. "A simple characterization of the family of diversity indices," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 147(C), pages 121-123.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:147:y:2016:i:c:p:121-123
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2016.08.036
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    1. Victor Ginsburgh & Shlomo Weber, 2018. "The Economics of Language," Working Papers ECARES 2018-18, ULB -- Universite Libre de Bruxelles.

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    Keywords

    Diversity index; Consistency; Axioms; Entropy; Fractionalization;

    JEL classification:

    • F51 - International Economics - - International Relations, National Security, and International Political Economy - - - International Conflicts; Negotiations; Sanctions
    • F63 - International Economics - - Economic Impacts of Globalization - - - Economic Development
    • Z13 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology; Language; Social and Economic Stratification

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