Minorities and trade: what do we know, and how can policymakers take it into account?

Minorities and trade: what do we know, and how can policymakers take it into account?

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Mueller, Benjamin / Alexandros Ragoussis
Discussion Paper 11/2016

Bonn: German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)

ISBN: 978-3-96021-001-6
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This literature review discusses links between the presence of minorities and economic outcomes at the individual, economy and cross-country levels. Drawing on a large number of related studies, we highlight consistent facts and arguments that can guide integration policies and unleash the potential of ethnic diversity for growth and trade. We conclude with what can be done to harness ethnic diversity in order to strengthen economic ties, both within and across countries.

Dr Benjamin D. Mueller is a Research Associate at LSE IDEAS, the international affairs think tank of the London School of Economics and Political Science.  

Dr  Alexandros  Ragoussis is an Associate Fellow in the department “World Economy and Development Finance” at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

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