Social Cohesion, Institutions, and Growth

18 Pages Posted: 21 Jun 2006

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William Easterly

New York University - Department of Economics

Jozef Ritzen

University of Maastricht

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, Jozef and Woolcock, Michael, Social Cohesion, Institutions, and Growth. Economics & Politics, Vol. 18, No. 2, pp. 103-120, July 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=909632 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-0343.2006.00165.x

William Easterly

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