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Replication data for: The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa

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  • Michalopoulos, Stelios
  • Papaioannou, Elias
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  • Abstract

    We explore the consequences of ethnic partitioning, a neglected aspect of the Scramble for Africa, and uncover the following. First, apart from the land mass and water bodies, split and non-split groups are similar across several dimensions. Second, the incidence, severity, and duration of political violence are all higher for partitioned homelands which also experience frequent military interventions from neighboring countries. Third, split groups are often entangled in a vicious circle of government-led discrimination and ethnic wars. Fourth, respondents from survey data identifying with split ethnicities are economically disadvantaged. The evidence highlights the detrimental repercussions of the colonial border design.
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    DOI: 10.1257/aer.20131311 (Text)
  • Michalopoulos, Stelios, and Elias Papaioannou. “The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa.” American Economic Review 106, no. 7 (July 2016): 1802–48.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.20131311 (DOI)

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

Michalopoulos, Stelios; Papaioannou, Elias (2016): Replication data for: The Long-Run Effects of the Scramble for Africa. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.