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dc.contributor.authorvan der Berg, Servaasen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-05-14T11:54:58Z-
dc.date.available2010-05-14T11:54:58Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/32027-
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.publisherCenter for European, Governance and Economic Development Research Göttingenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCeGE Discussion Paper 69en_US
dc.subject.jelJ21en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgeographyen_US
dc.subject.keywordmigrationen_US
dc.subject.keywordland rightsen_US
dc.subject.keywordtechnology adoptionen_US
dc.subject.keywordagricultural developmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordIndonesiaen_US
dc.subject.stwAllgemeinbildende Schuleen_US
dc.subject.stwSoziale Ungleichheiten_US
dc.subject.stwBildungsniveauen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftliche Effizienzen_US
dc.subject.stwSüdafrikaen_US
dc.titleHow effective are poor schools? Poverty and educational outcomes in South Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn558658229en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:cegedp:69-
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