Social Cohesion, Institutions and Growth

Economics and Politics, Forthcoming

NYU Development Research Institute Working Paper No. 17

33 Pages Posted: 6 Jul 2011

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William Easterly

New York University - Department of Economics

Josef Ritzen

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Michael Woolcock

World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG); Harvard University - Kennedy School of Government; Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)

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Abstract

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.

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Easterly, William and Ritzen, Josef and Woolcock, Michael, Social Cohesion, Institutions and Growth. Economics and Politics, Forthcoming; NYU Development Research Institute Working Paper No. 17. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=876639

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Josef Ritzen

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