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Property rights in a very poor country: tenure insecurity and investment in Ethiopia.

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This paper provides evidence from one of the poorest countries of the world that the property rights matter for efficiency, investment, and growth. With all land state-owned, the threat of land redistribution never appears far off the agenda. Land rental and leasing have been made legal, but transfer rights remain restricted and the perception of continuing tenure insecurity remains quite strong. Using a unique panel data set, this study investigates whether transfer rights and tenure insecur...

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Daniel Ayalew Ali More by this author
Stefan Dercon More by this author
Madhur Gautam More by this author
Volume:
4363
Series:
Policy Research Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2007
URN:
uuid:180e9718-6d52-4fad-86d6-b6aeb9613453
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:15005
Language:
English

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