Insights into research at HEC Lausanne-UNIL – Urbanization has a significant impact on social and economic growth and prosperity, but it is difficult to predict the shape of urban change. Recent research carried out by Prof. Dominic Rohner, however, shows that the level of ethno-linguistic diversity is a significant indicator of the way a region’s urban areas are likely to evolve.
A ball of yarn after a playful cat has passed by. This is how certain economic and social phenomena could be perceived, so many elements they engage with. Dominic Rohner, Professor of Political Economics at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, and his co-authors have therefore attempted to untangle the complexity that characterises the phenomenon of urban evolution.
From ethno-linguistic diversity to democratic institutions, urban layout and economic growth, the research conducted by Prof. Rohner and his co-authors highlights unsuspected interactions between these various factors. As a result, it contributes to a better understanding of some particular phenomena of urban development and conflict seen in certain countries.
Find out more in the article published on the HECimpact blog.
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