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Replication data for: Private Information and the Allocation of Land Use Subsidies in Malawi

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Jack, B. Kelsey
Publication Date
2013-07-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Efficient targeting of public programs is difficult when the cost or benefit to potential recipients is private information. This study illustrates the potential of self-selection to improve allocational outcomes in the context of a program that subsidizes tree planting in Malawi. Landholders who received a tree planting contract as a result of bidding in an auction kept significantly more trees alive over a three year period than did landholders who received the contract through a lottery. The gains from targeting on private information through the auction represent a 30 percent cost savings per surviving tree for the implementing organization.
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Relations
  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.5.3.113 (Text)
Publications
  • Jack, B. Kelsey. “Private Information and the Allocation of Land Use Subsidies in Malawi.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 5, no. 3 (July 2013): 113–35. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.5.3.113.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.5.3.113 (DOI)

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

Jack, B. Kelsey (2013): Replication data for: Private Information and the Allocation of Land Use Subsidies in Malawi. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E113855V1