Can democracy help? Growth and ethnic divisions

Bluedorn, John C. (2001) Can democracy help? Growth and ethnic divisions. Economics Letters, 70, (1), 121-126. (doi:10.1016/S0165-1765(00)00345-1).


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This paper presents further empirical evidence suggestive of democracy’s positive role in ameliorating the negative growth effects of ethnic diversity in nations. However, it is shown that endogeneity problems and a direct negative growth effect of democracy place inherent limitations on the strength of policy implications which may be drawn from the evidence.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S0165-1765(00)00345-1
Additional Information: Received 16 December 1999; accepted 19 July 2000. Available online 29 November 2000.
ISSNs: 0165-1765 (print)
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Keywords: ethnic diversity, democracy, economic growth
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Economics
ePrint ID: 42751
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Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 12:15

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