Monthly Archives: décembre 2019

Une réévaluation du débat sur la Grande Divergence

Cet article contribue à la littérature sur la « Grande Divergence » en apportant une analyse des  causes profondes et immédiates de la croissance économique.

The importance of considering optimal government policy when social norms matter for the private provision of public goods

We study optimal government policy in a reference model of public good provision and social approval in a dynamic setting. We show that even if complete adherence to the social norm maximizes social welfare it is by no means necessarily optimal to push society toward it.

Is Ethnic Diversity a Tragedy for Public good Provision in Africa?

Pioneer investigations of the economic consequences of ethnic diversity – a ubiquitous feature of African societies – found a strong and negative correlation. The...