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Replication data for: Determinants of Redistributive Politics: An Empirical Analysis of Land Reforms in West Bengal, India

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1
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Creator
  • Bardhan, Pranab
  • Mookherjee, Dilip
Publication Date
2010-09-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We investigate political determinants of land reform implementation in the Indian state of West Bengal. Using a village panel spanning 1974-1998, we do not find evidence supporting the hypothesis that land reforms were positively and monotonically related to control of local governments by a Left Front coalition vis-à-vis the right-centrist Congress party, combined with lack of commitment to policy platforms. Instead, the evidence is consistent with a quasi-Downsian theory stressing the role of opportunism (reelection concerns) and electoral competition. (JEL D72, O13, O17, Q15)
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.100.4.1572 (Text)
Publications
  • Bardhan, Pranab, and Dilip Mookherjee. “Determinants of Redistributive Politics: An Empirical Analysis of Land Reforms in West Bengal, India.” American Economic Review 100, no. 4 (September 2010): 1572–1600. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.100.4.1572.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.100.4.1572 (DOI)

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Bardhan, Pranab; Mookherjee, Dilip (2010): Replication data for: Determinants of Redistributive Politics: An Empirical Analysis of Land Reforms in West Bengal, India. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112367V1