Population diversity and autocracy

April 18, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] – Variation in population diversity has historically contributed to the rise of autocratic institutions across ethnic groups, according to a recent paper co-authored by Professor of Economics Oded Galor and a former PSTC Visiting Scholar, Marc Klemp. Their research is cited in the New York Time's "In Search of a Good Emperor," which notes the connection to current racial and ethnic divides in the U.S. and the 2016 election results.