Colonial Extraction and Institution in Africa: Empirical Test of the Hypothesis of Acemoglu-Johnson-Robinson

21 Pages Posted: 19 Dec 2018

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Oasis Kodila-Tedika

Université de Kinshasa - Department of Economics

Albert Tcheta-Bampa

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

Patrick Lusenge-Ndungo

University of Antwerp

Date Written: November 28, 2018

Abstract

This paper provides new empirical evidences to the Acemoglu, Johnson and Robinson’s hypothesis that extraction colonies led to the development of poor-quality institutions. To proceed, we use an original dataset that contains a variable measuring the level of colonial extraction. We link this variable to another that captures the quality of institutions. Our empirical results confirm the above-mentioned hypothesis and are statistically robust.

Keywords: Natural Resources, Rents, Institution, Africa, Colonial Extraction

JEL Classification: P48, Q34, Q33

Suggested Citation

Kodila-Tedika, Oasis and Tcheta-Bampa, Albert and Lusenge-Ndungo, Patrick, Colonial Extraction and Institution in Africa: Empirical Test of the Hypothesis of Acemoglu-Johnson-Robinson (November 28, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3292189 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3292189

Oasis Kodila-Tedika (Contact Author)

Université de Kinshasa - Department of Economics ( email )

Kinshasa
Democratic Republic of the Congo

Albert Tcheta-Bampa

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

48 Boulevard Jourdan
Paris, 75014 75014
France

Patrick Lusenge-Ndungo

University of Antwerp

Prinsstraat 13
Antwerp, 2000
Belgium

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