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Growth, Income Distribution and Democracy: What the Data Say

Perotti, Roberto

This paper investigates the relationship between income distribution, democratic institutions, and growth. It does so by addressing three main issue. First, the properties and reliability of the income distribution data; second, the robustness of the reduced form relationships between income distribution and growth estimated so far; third, the specific channels through which income distribution affects growth.

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Economics
Publisher
Department of Economics, Columbia University
Series
Department of Economics Discussion Papers, 757
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March 2, 2011

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September 1995