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Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture by David Throsby, Victor A. Ginsburgh

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Chapter 18

Cultural Diversity, Conflict, and Economic Development

Jose G. Montalvoa and Marta Reynal-Querolb,    aUniversitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE and ICREA Academia,    bUniversitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona GSE and ICREA

Abstract

Are cultural differences good or bad for economic development? Can cultural differences generate conflicts and, therefore, retard economic development? Or can cultural diversity spur creativity and improve economic welfare? These are the type of questions that this chapter addresses. There are many channels through which a diverse society may affect the economic and social outcomes of countries, cities, or villages. The debate usually concentrates on empirical results based on the use of general indices that try ...

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