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Social Cohesion, Institutions, and Growth

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  • William Easterly

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  • Jozef Ritzan
  • 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 casually determines growth.

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  • William Easterly & Jozef Ritzan & Michael Woolcock, 2006. "Social Cohesion, Institutions, and Growth," Working Papers 94, Center for Global Development.
  • Handle: RePEc:cgd:wpaper:94
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    Keywords

    Political institutions; social cohesion; poverty; economic policy;

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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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