Property Rights and Income Inequality

7 Pages Posted: 16 Apr 2009

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Jamal Ibrahim Haidar

Harvard University

Marcel Estuardo Velasquez

Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI)

Date Written: April 15, 2009

Abstract

We establish the relationship between property rights and income inequality within 22 former European colonies. The key, unexpected result is: stronger property rights are associated with higher income inequality levels. We provide plausible explanations for these findings.

Keywords: Property Rights, Income Distribution, Inequality, Institutions, Regulations

JEL Classification: G18, K11, L51, L78, O2, P1, P4, P35

Suggested Citation

Haidar, Jamal Ibrahim and Velasquez, Marcel Estuardo, Property Rights and Income Inequality (April 15, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1386923 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1386923

Jamal Ibrahim Haidar

Harvard University ( email )

1875 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

HOME PAGE: http://scholar.harvard.edu/haidar

Marcel Estuardo Velasquez (Contact Author)

Georgetown University - Public Policy Institute (GPPI) ( email )

3600 N Street, NW Suite 200
Washington, DC 20057
United States

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