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Unformatted text preview: has an impact on economic growth. Ethnolinguistic fractionalisation: Probability that any two people drawn from the population are from distinct groups. ormally: ELF 1 i b proportion of ethnolinguistic group i in the population B 2 The we need to address is that whether ethnic diversity per se is an im-pediment to development. Alesina, Baqir and Easterly (1999) : They nd that in US, high levels of ethnic diversity are associated with up to 25% lower funding for schools and other public services in US municipalities. Mauro (1995): National ethnic diversity signicantly associated with poor bureaucratic performance and political instability across countries. Prob-lem: cant control for much in these regressions. It is not entirely clear what the specic mechanisms are through which ethnic diversity affects economic performance. Possibly, with diversity, Development Economics, LSE Summer School 2007 208...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course ECO 307 taught by Professor Dublin during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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