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Replication data for: Development Effects of Electrification: Evidence from the Topographic Placement of Hydropower Plants in Brazil

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Lipscomb, Molly
  • Mobarak, A. Mushfiq
  • Barham, Tania
Publication Date
2013-04-01
Description
  • Abstract

    We estimate the development effects of electrification across Brazil over the period 1960-2000. We simulate a time series of hypothetical electricity grids for Brazil for the period 1960-2000 that show how the grid would have evolved had infrastructure investments been made based solely on geography-based cost considerations. Using the model as an instrument, we document large positive effects of electrification on development that are underestimated when one fails to account for endogenous targeting. Broad-based improvement in labor productivity across sectors and regions rather than general equilibrium re-sorting appears to be the likely mechanism by which these development gains are realized. (JEL H54, L94, O11, O13, Q41, Q43)
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.5.2.200 (Text)
Publications
  • Lipscomb, Molly, A. Mushfiq Mobarak, and Tania Barham. “Development Effects of Electrification: Evidence from the Topographic Placement of Hydropower Plants in Brazil.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5, no. 2 (January 2013): 200–231. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.2.200.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.5.2.200 (DOI)

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

Lipscomb, Molly; Mobarak, A. Mushfiq; Barham, Tania (2013): Replication data for: Development Effects of Electrification: Evidence from the Topographic Placement of Hydropower Plants in Brazil. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113850V1