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dc.contributor.authorGrimm, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorKlasen, Stephanen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-03-28en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:30:13Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:30:13Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26304-
dc.description.abstractThere is a well-known debate about the roles of geography versus institutions in explaining the long-term development of countries. These debates have usually been based on cross-country regressions where questions about parameter heterogeneity, unobserved heterogeneity, and endogeneity cannot easily be controlled for. The innovation of Acemoglu, Johnson and Robinson (2001) was to address this last point by using settler mortality as an instrument for geography-induced endogenous institutions and found that this supported their line of reasoning. We believe there is value-added to consider this debate at the micro level within a country as particularly questions of parameter heterogeneity and unobserved heterogeneity are likely to be smaller than between countries. Moreover, at the micro level it is possible to identify more precise transmission mechanisms from geography via institutions to economic development outcomes. In particular, we examine the determinants of economic development across villages on the Indonesian Island of Sulawesi and find that geography-induced endogenous emergence of land rights is the critical institutional link between geographic conditions and technological change. We therefore highlight and empirically validate a new transmission channel from endogenously generated institutions on economic development.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2259en_US
dc.subject.jelK11en_US
dc.subject.jelO12en_US
dc.subject.jelQ12en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgeographyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordland rightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnology adoptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordagricultural developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordIndonesiaen_US
dc.subject.stwDorfentwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwLandwirtschaftliche Entwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwAgrargeographieen_US
dc.subject.stwAgrarverfassungen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnologiewahlen_US
dc.subject.stwCelebesen_US
dc.subject.stwEntwicklungen_US
dc.subject.stwGeographieen_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutionalismusen_US
dc.titleGeography vs. institutions at the village levelen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn560534752en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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