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Land rights, power and trees in rural Ethiopia

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This paper provides evidence from one of the poorest countries of the world that the institutions of property rights, in particular related to land, are of crucial importance for investment and growth. In Ethiopia, with all land state-owned, the threat of land redistribution never appears far off the agenda. A constitutional reform in 1996 has promised long-term user rights, and land rental and leasing have been made legal, but land rights remain restricted and the perception of continuing te...

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Stefan Dercon More by this author
Daniel Ayalew More by this author
Volume:
WPS/2007-07
Series:
Working Paper Series
Publication date:
2007
URN:
uuid:d33b02f2-0e66-4e17-bc5c-7411565309bf
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13230
Language:
English

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