Lecture 13

Source lange matthew 2004 british colonial legacies

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: al Development,’’ World Development, Volume 32, 905-922. Source: Lange, Matthew (2004) “British Colonial Legacies and Political Development,’’ World Development, Volume 32, 905-922. Source: Lange, Matthew (2004) “British Colonial Legacies and Political Development,’’ World Development, Volume 32, 905-922. More Puzzling Results The issue seems to be more complex, however. In the paper “The Modern Impact of Precolonial Centralization in Africa,” (Journal of Economic Growth, Vol. 12 (3), pp 185-234, September 2007.) Nicola Gennaioli and Ilya Rainer show that contemporary public goods outcomes in African countries are positively correlated with the degree of pre-colonial political centralization. To code this variable they use data from Murdock’ Ethnographic s Atlas which was compiled by anthropologists in the 1960s. It records information about the organization and institutions of all the world’ s ‘ ethnic groups’ . They …nd a strong positive correlation between the extent of pre-colonial centralization and contemporary public good provision. It would be interesting to study the relationship between this variable and Lange’ court case measure. s James A. Robinson (Harvard) The Emergence of Modern Economic Growth: A Comparative and Historical Analysis9 October 26, 2009 7/ Source: Nicola Gennaioli and Ilya Rainer (2007) “The Modern Impact of Precolonial Centralization in Africa,” Journal of Economic Growth, 12, 185-234. 60 -20 % of roads paved (1990-2000) 0 20 40 com swz sdn gmb bwazwe tgo nga bfa mli dji ken som gnb sle civ lbr gab caf -.5 gin mdg cmr gha ago tza mwi ben zmb ethmoz ner uga cog tcd sen mrt nam 0 Centralization coef = 21.534771, (robust) se = 7.0363973, t = 3.06 Figure 1: Indigenous centralization and paved roads (partial relation controlling for log of GDP/cap in 1986) 35 lso rwa bdi .5 40 gmb % of infants immunized for DPT (2001) -20 0 20 mwi bwarwa lso tza gha ken ben zmb moz swz zwe bdi com tgo nam uga lbr civ eth mdg mli dji sle mrt sen gnb cmr bfa sdn gin ago zar gab gnq n coger tcd nga -40 caf -.6 -.4 -.2 0 Centralization .2 .4 coef = 36.07716, (robust) se = 7.1253938, t = 5.06 Figure 2: Indigenous centralization and infant immunization (partial relation controlling for log of GDP/cap in 2001) 36 100 mli ner lbr ago gin gnb moz som mwi civ caf gab gmb tcd zar bfa cmr eth nga mdg cog tza uga tgo sdn ben sen mrt bdi zmb nam gha swz rwa lso ken -50 Infant mortality (1960-2001) 0 50 sle com zwe bwa -.5 0 Centralization coef = -42.503394, (robust) se = 15.1238, t = -2.81 Figure 3: Indigenous centralization and infant mortality (partial relation controlling for log of GDP/cap in 1960) 37 .5 40 Adult illiteracy rate (1970-2002) -20 0 20 ner lbr mli civ caf bfa gnb tcd ben sen gmb moz mrt eth dji sdn tgo zar nga mdg cog cmr bdi gha uga tza rwa com swz mwi nam zmb bwa ken zwe -40 lso -.6 -.4 -.2...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 02/28/2014 for the course ECON 2328 at Harvard.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online