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Constructing Institutional Measures: Indicators of Political and Property Rights in Mozambique, 1900-2005

23 September 2012
Publication Type: Working Paper
JEL Code: K00, N47, O55

In this paper we focus on the role of political and economic institutions in Mozambique’s development. We produce a set of institutional indicators for Mozambique for the period 1900 through to 2005. The first index tracks political freedoms and is unique in its duration and complexity. The second index is a measure of property rights for Mozambique and such a measure has not existed previously and certainly not for this length of time. The construction of these indices is a painstaking process through historical records but it provides us with a richness of institutional data previously not available. The new institutional indices will allow us to explore the role of the institutional environment in determining economic growth and development in Mozambique over time.

Series title: Working Paper 219
1 May 2011
Journal: Governance: International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions
21 November 2012
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