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Hispaniola and its Economic Divergence
Journal Title: QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria 
Author/s: Roberto Ricciuti, Elena Zardo 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  24 Pg. 161-184 FullText PDF:  552 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QU2013-003005
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Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which are respectively on the left and right side of the island of Hispaniola, represent an interesting case of economic divergence: whereas in colonial times Haiti was richer than the current Dominican Republic, it is now one of the poorest countries in the Northern hemisphere, while the Dominican Republic is a developing country with a relatively good income per capita.We analyze possible institutional causes of this divergence, focusing on the effects of the different percentage of European colonizers on the island in the 17th century, the allocation of land in the 19th century, and the role of the US. EconLit Classification: O120, N900, P480
Keywords: Institutions, Development, Economic policy

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Roberto Ricciuti, Elena Zardo, Hispaniola and its Economic Divergence in "QA Rivista dell’Associazione Rossi-Doria" 3/2013, pp. 161-184, DOI:10.3280/QU2013-003005

   

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