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New Approaches to the Dynamics, Measurement and Economic Implications of Ethnic Diversity

by Philipp Kolo (Author)
©2013 Thesis XVIII, 167 Pages
Open Access
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Summary

This book examines the measurement and econometric effects of ethnic diversity. This issue is of great relevance to research and policy and is currently being discussed a great deal in the literature. In particular, a sizable literature has suggested that ethnic diversity constitutes a significant barrier to economic development. The precise measurement and interpretation of these results are a matter of substantial controversy. In this book, the dynamics of ethnic diversity are being empirically analyzed for the first time. Furthermore, it develops and applies a new measure of ethnic diversity which takes the distance between groups into account, thus focusing on diversity rather than mere fragmentation. This book convincingly confronts theoretical considerations with (new) data and thereby provides a good mix of theory and empirics, making significant contributions to the current debates.

Details

Pages
XVIII, 167
Year
2013
ISBN (PDF)
9783653023954
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631638217
DOI
10.3726/978-3-653-02395-4
Open Access
CC-BY
Language
English
Publication date
2012 (November)
Keywords
minorities Ethno-liguistic fractionalization (ELF) Cultural heterogeneity
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XVIII, 167 pp., 26 ill., 50 tables

Biographical notes

Philipp Kolo (Author)

Philipp Kolo started his studies of economics in 2001 at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. After a year at the Université de Lausanne he received his diploma in 2006. After working three years in strategy consulting, the author started working on his dissertation in 2010 at the University of Göttingen. In 2012 he successfully received his doctor degree.

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