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Replication data for: The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Nunn, Nathan
  • Wantchekon, Leonard
Publication Date
2011-12-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We show that current differences in trust levels within Africa can be traced back to the transatlantic and Indian Ocean slave trades. Combining contemporary individual-level survey data with historical data on slave shipments by ethnic group, we find that individuals whose ancestors were heavily raided during the slave trade are less trusting today. Evidence from a variety of identification strategies suggests that the relationship is causal. Examining causal mechanisms, we show that most of the impact of the slave trade is through factors that are internal to the individual, such as cultural norms, beliefs, and values. (JEL J15, N57, Z13)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.101.7.3221 (Text)
Publications
  • Nunn, Nathan, and Leonard Wantchekon. “The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa.” American Economic Review 101, no. 7 (December 2011): 3221–52. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.101.7.3221.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.101.7.3221 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-11

Nunn, Nathan; Wantchekon, Leonard (2011): Replication data for: The Slave Trade and the Origins of Mistrust in Africa. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112479