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An Empirical Note on Tribalism and Government Effectiveness

Kodila-Tedika, Oasis and Asongu, Simplice (2015): An Empirical Note on Tribalism and Government Effectiveness.


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This study assesses the relationship between tribalism (the tribalism index) and government effectiveness (per the World Bank) in 65 countries using cross-sectional data averages from 2000-2010. This study finds that countries with high-tribal populations generally enjoy bad governance in terms of government ineffectiveness. Government ineffectiveness and tribalism are found to mutually reinforce each other in a robust relationship.

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