, responsibility, and political orientation of the state. Have domesticpolicyactions, such as rent-seeking behavior and urban bias, perpetuated the gaps? Is there a connection between democracy, on the one hand, and growth and inequality on the other?
The editors concede that definitive answers remain elusive. Their hope is that continued airing of the debate and the development of more sophisticated and precise research tools will lead the way to productive answers and constructive policy advice.
International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
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