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Replication data for: The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Burgess, Robin
  • Jedwab, Remi
  • Miguel, Edward
  • Morjaria, Ameet
  • Padró i Miquel, Gerard
Publication Date
2015-06-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Ethnic favoritism is seen as antithetical to development. This paper provides credible quantification of the extent of ethnic favoritism using data on road building in Kenyan districts across the 1963-2011 period. Guided by a model, it then examines whether the transition in and out of democracy under the same president constrains or exacerbates ethnic favoritism. Across the post-independence period, we find strong evidence of ethnic favoritism: districts that share the ethnicity of the president receive twice as much expenditure on roads and have five times the length of paved roads built. This favoritism disappears during periods of democracy. (JEL D72, H54, J15, O15, O17, O22, R42)
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20131031 (Text)
Publications
  • Burgess, Robin, Remi Jedwab, Edward Miguel, Ameet Morjaria, and Gerard Padró i Miquel. “The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya.” American Economic Review 105, no. 6 (June 2015): 1817–51. https://doi.org/10.1257/aer.20131031.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20131031 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-10-12

Burgess, Robin; Jedwab, Remi; Miguel, Edward; Morjaria, Ameet; Padró i Miquel, Gerard (2015): Replication data for: The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E112942