Quality of Institution and Slave Trade in Africa

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dc.contributor.authorDigale, Hared
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-20T14:55:28Z
dc.date.available2015-05-20T14:55:28Z
dc.date.created2015-04-30
dc.date.issued2015-04-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/32370
dc.description.abstractNunn (2008) provided the first empirical evidence that linked slave trade to Africa's current poor economic development. In this paper, Nunn put forward a number of channels through which slave trade may have impacted on the current economic development in Africa. The channels he proposed include; mistrust, ethnic fractionalization, and state development. In this paper, I have looked at the possibility of the quality of institution as a channel through which slave trade has affected the continent's economy. Using Nunn's data and OLS estimation framework. I found no relationship between slave exports and each of the six indicators that I used to measure quality of institutions in Africa. I further used instrumental variables to mitigate the measurement errors of slave exports but still could not find a conclusive effect of slave trade on the quality of institutions in Africa.
dc.language.isoen
dc.titleQuality of Institution and Slave Trade in Africa
dc.contributor.supervisorPongou, Roland
CollectionÉconomie - Mémoires // Economics - Research Papers

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