Constructing Institutional Measures: Indicators of Political and Property Rights in Mozambique, 1900-2005
AbstractIn this paper we focus on the role of political and economic institutions in Mozambiqueâ€™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.
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Political Rights; Property Rights; Insitutional Indicators; Mozambique;
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- N47 - Economic History - - Government, War, Law, International Relations, and Regulation - - - Africa; Oceania
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- O55 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
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