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Weber Shlomo 
Vladimir N. Davydov

Considered modern ideas and methods for studying diversity from the economic point of view. Starting from historical, social, political and cultural aspects, the authors focus on the economic approach that helps to reveal main paths of diversity infl uence on economic and social development of the nations. Some latest researches and results, achieved in 2013 by the New Economic School Center for the Studying of Diversity and Social Interactions are analyzed.

diversity, economic development, globalization, ethno-linguistic fractionalization, diversity indices
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