Nauro Campos, 22 December 2009

Does ethno-linguistic fractionalisation stifle economic growth? This column presents new evidence that considers how fractionalisation changes over time and treats it as both a cause and an effect of economic growth. While fractionalisation is found to have a negative effect on growth, it also changes over time, contrary to conventional wisdom.

Alberto Alesina, Ekaterina Zhuravskaya, 15 September 2008

Research on a large new dataset suggests that regional segregation within a country is associated with worse government – even after controlling for reverse causality.

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