Quotation Marchand, Yannick, Breau, Sebastian, Essletzbichler, Jürgen. 2019. How does inequality affect growth? Evidence from a panel of Canadian regions. Canadian Journal of Regional Science. 42 (2), 130-139.




This paper investigates the effects of income inequality on regional economic growth in Canada over the 1981 to 2011 period. Using standard cross-sectional models, the consistent pattern we find is that regions with initially higher levels of inequality do subsequently experience greater average annual growth rates over the long-run. In contrast, the medium-term responses are different. Results from fixed effects models point to a negative relationship between inequality and growth. Moreover, across both types of models, we find significant differences for urban and rural region


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Canadian Journal of Regional Science
Language English
Title How does inequality affect growth? Evidence from a panel of Canadian regions
Volume 42
Number 2
Year 2019
Page from 130
Page to 139
Reviewed? Y
URL https://idjs.ca/en/cjrs/issues/
DOI na
Open Access N
JEL R11, O51, I31


Essletzbichler, Jürgen (Details)
Breau, Sebastian (Department of Geography, McGill University, Canada)
Marchand, Yannick (Department of Geography, McGill University, Canada)
Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience IN (Details)
Research Institute for Spatial and Real Estate Economics FI (Details)
Economics of Inequality FI (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1801 Applied geography (Details)
1807 Economic geography (Details)
5611 Urban and regional analysis (Details)
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