• Alberto Alesina


Ethnic Inequality. Alberto Alesina, July 2013, Paper. "This study explores the consequences and origins of between-ethnicity economic inequality both across and within countries. First, combining satellite images of nighttime luminosity with the historical homelands of ethnolinguistic groups we construct measures of ethnic inequality for a large sample of countries and show that the latter is strongly inversely related to comparative development. Second, differences in geographic endowments across ethnic home-lands explain a sizable portion of ethnic inequality contributing to its persistence over time. Third, exploiting across-district within..." Link verified March 28, 2014