Arti cial States

  title={Arti cial States},
  author={Alberto F. Alesina and William R. Easterly and Janina Matuszeski},
Arti…cial states are those in which political borders do not coincide with a division of nationalities desired by the people on the ground. We propose and compute for all countries in the world two new measures how arti…cial states are. One is based on measuring how borders split ethnic groups into two separate adjacent countries. The other one measures how… CONTINUE READING