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Social cohesion, institutions and growth

By William Easterly, Jozef Ritzen and 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 causally determines growth. 1

Year: 2006
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