Why Does Ethnic Diversity Undermine Public Goods Provision? An Experimental Approach

@article{Habyarimana2006WhyDE,
  title={Why Does Ethnic Diversity Undermine Public Goods Provision? An Experimental Approach},
  author={James P. Habyarimana and M. Humphreys and Daniel Posner and Jeremy M. Weinstein},
  journal={IZA Institute of Labor Economics Discussion Paper Series},
  year={2006}
}
  • James P. Habyarimana, M. Humphreys, +1 author Jeremy M. Weinstein
  • Published 2006
  • Political Science, Business
  • IZA Institute of Labor Economics Discussion Paper Series
  • A large and growing literature links high levels of ethnic diversity to low levels of public goods provision. Yet although the empirical connection between ethnic heterogeneity and the underprovision of public goods is widely accepted, there is little consensus on the specific mechanisms through which this relationship operates. We identify three families of mechanisms that link diversity to public goods provision—what we term “preferences,†“technology,†and “strategy selection… CONTINUE READING
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