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Lower levels of inequality are linked with greater innovation in economies

Hopkin, Jonathan, Lapuente, Victor and Moller, Lovisa (2014) Lower levels of inequality are linked with greater innovation in economies. LSE American Politics and Policy (23 Jan 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Can countries be both economically efficient and have equal societies? Conventional wisdom suggests that this is not the case. Jonathan Hopkin, Victor Lapuente and Lovisa Moller take a close look at the empirical evidence. They find that the less unequal a country is, the more likely it is to be innovative. They argue that, while the US is a powerful force for innovation, whilst having high levels of inequality, other countries with much lower inequality levels are also high performers in innovation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2014 08:30
Last Modified: 26 Feb 2019 00:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58473

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