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Replication data for: There Is No Free House: Ethnic Patronage in a Kenyan Slum

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Marx, Benjamin
  • Stoker, Thomas M.
  • Suri, Tavneet
Publication Date
2019-10-01
Description
  • Abstract

    Using unique data from one of Africa's largest informal settlements, the Kibera slum in Nairobi, we provide evidence of ethnic patronage in the determination of rental prices and investments. Slum residents pay higher rents and live in lower quality housing (measured via satellite pictures) when the landlord and the locality chief belong to the same ethnicity. Conversely, rental prices are lower, and investments higher when residents and chiefs are co-ethnics. Our identification relies on the exogenous appointment of chiefs and is supported by several tests, including a regression discontinuity design.
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  • Is supplement to
    DOI: 10.1257/app.20160484 (Text)
Publications
  • Marx, Benjamin, Thomas M. Stoker, and Tavneet Suri. “There Is No Free House: Ethnic Patronage in a Kenyan Slum.” American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11, no. 4 (October 1, 2019): 36–70. https://doi.org/10.1257/app.20160484.
    • ID: 10.1257/app.20160484 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-05-18 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-12-07

Marx, Benjamin; Stoker, Thomas M.; Suri, Tavneet (2019): Replication data for: There Is No Free House: Ethnic Patronage in a Kenyan Slum. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E116343