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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,doi:10.7202/1083622ar fatcat:6aegc77jhze33jhm6mgiltrbc4