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Data and Code for: The Buck Stops Where? Federalism, Uncertainty, and Investment in the Brazilian Water and Sanitation Sector

Version
1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • Kresch, Evan (Oberlin College)
Publication Date
2020-07-23
Free Keywords
water and sanitation; public utilities; Intergovernmental Relations
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper documents how regulatory uncertainty may undermine public service when different levels of government share a mandate on public service provision. I examine the Brazilian water and sanitation sector, which presents a natural experiment of shared provision between state and municipal companies. Using a difference-in-differences framework, I study a legal reform that clarified the relationship between municipal and state providers and eliminated any takeover threat by state companies. I find after the reform, municipal companies almost doubled their total system investment, leading to significant increases in system access and decreases in child mortality.

Temporal Coverage
  • 2001-01-01 / 2012-12-31
    Time Period: Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2001--Mon Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2012
  • 2013-01-01 / 2016-12-31
    Collection Date(s): Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2013--Sat Dec 31 00:00:00 EST 2016
Geographic Coverage
  • Brazil
Sampled Universe
Brazilian municipios
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Availability
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Relations
  • Is version of
    DOI: 10.3886/E114888
Publications
  • Kresch, Evan. “The Buck Stops Where? Federalism, Uncertainty, and Investment in the Brazilian Water and Sanitation Sector.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, n.d.

Update Metadata: 2020-07-23 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-23

Kresch, Evan (2020): Data and Code for: The Buck Stops Where? Federalism, Uncertainty, and Investment in the Brazilian Water and Sanitation Sector. Version: 1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E114888V1