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Bich P., Teteryatnikova M.
Journal of Economic Theory . 2022.
Lazzarini A. L., Melnik D. V.
In bk.: Economists and COVID-19: Ideas, Theories and Policies During the Pandemic. Palgrave Macmillan, 2022. Ch. 1. P. 1-8.
Dmitriy Veselov, Matkovskaya V.
Economics/EC. WP BRP. Высшая школа экономики, 2022. No. 254.
Below is a short summary of the paper.In this paper we advance the hypothesis and establish empirically that interpersonal population diversity, rather than fractionalization or polarization across ethnic groups, has been pivotal to the emergence, prevalence, recurrence, and severity of intrasocietal conflicts. Exploiting an exogenous source of variations in population diversity across nations and ethnic groups, as determined predominantly during the exodus of humans from Africa tens of thousands of years ago, we demonstrate that population diversity, and its impact on the degree of diversity within ethnic groups, has contributed significantly to the risk and intensity of historical and contemporary civil conflicts. Our findings arguably reflect the contribution of population diversity to the non‐cohesiveness of society, as reflected partly in the prevalence of mistrust, the divergence in preferences for public goods and redistributive policies, and the degree of fractionalization and polarization across ethnic, linguistic, and religious groups.