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dc.contributor.authorNaritomi, Joanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSoares, Rodrigo Reisen_US
dc.contributor.authorAssunção, Juliano J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-13en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:53:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:53:02Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-2009082050en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35536-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the determinants of local institutions and distribution of political power within a constant 'macro-institutional' setting. We show that characteristics of Brazilian municipalities related to institutional quality and distribution of political power are partly inherited from the colonial histories experienced by different areas of the country. Municipalities with origins tracing back to the sugar-cane colonial cycle characterized by a polarized and oligarchic socioeconomic structure display today more inequality in the distribution of endowments (land). Municipalities with origins tracing back to the gold colonial cycle characterized by a heavily inefficient presence of the Portuguese state display today worse governance practices and less access to justice. The colonial rent-seeking episodes are also correlated with lower provision of public goods and lower income per capita.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherForschungsinst. zur Zukunft der Arbeit Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4276en_US
dc.subject.jelN26en_US
dc.subject.jelO17en_US
dc.subject.jelO40en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordInstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordcolonial heritageen_US
dc.subject.keywordrent-seekingen_US
dc.subject.keywordgeographyen_US
dc.subject.keywordBrazilen_US
dc.subject.stwKommunalverwaltungen_US
dc.subject.stwRent Seekingen_US
dc.subject.stwPolitisches Systemen_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutionalismusen_US
dc.subject.stwKolonialismusen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Disparitäten_US
dc.subject.stwBrasilienen_US
dc.titleInstitutional development and colonial heritage within Brazilen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn608071633en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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