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Can democracy help? Growth and ethnic divisions

Bluedorn, John C. (2001) Can democracy help? Growth and ethnic divisions Economics Letters, 70, (1), pp. 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.

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Published date: 2001
Additional Information: Received 16 December 1999; accepted 19 July 2000. Available online 29 November 2000.
Keywords: ethnic diversity, democracy, economic growth


Local EPrints ID: 42751
ISSN: 0165-1765
PURE UUID: 1ab05bfd-3f84-48c6-b617-46e9bc383f68

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Date deposited: 18 Jan 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:21

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Author: John C. Bluedorn

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