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The effect of settler farming on indigenous agriculture: Evidence from Italian Libya

Abstract:

What effect did the settlement of European farmers have on the indigenous agricultural sector during the colonial period? On the one hand, European immigrants imported skills and capital but, on the other, they took control of local resources. By looking at the short-term effect of Italian farming in colonial Libya, I shed new light on this question. Through regression analysis on a novel village dataset covering the entire country, I show that, in 1939, proximity to Italian farms was associa...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1111/ehr.13166

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Economics
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
Economic History Review More from this journal
Volume:
76
Issue:
1
Pages:
31-59
Publication date:
2022-04-29
Acceptance date:
2022-02-16
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EISSN:
1468-0289
ISSN:
0013-0117
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1243881
Local pid:
pubs:1243881
Deposit date:
2022-03-14

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