Public Goods and Ethnic Diversity: Evidence from Deforestation in Indonesia
Caterina Gennaioli and
Stefania Lovo ()
Economica, 2019, vol. 86, issue 341, 32-66
This paper shows that the level of deforestation in Indonesia is positively related to the degree of ethnic fractionalization. To identify a causal relation, we exploit the exogenous timing of variation in the level of ethnic heterogeneity due to the creation of new jurisdictions. We provide evidence consistent with a lower control of politicians, through electoral punishment, in more ethnically fragmented districts. Our results are consistent with the literature on (under)provision of public goods in ethnically diverse societies.
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Working Paper: Public Goods and Ethnic Diversity: Evidence from Deforestation in Indonesia (2016)
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Working Paper: Public Goods and Ethnic Diversity: Evidence from Deforestation in Indonesia (2014)
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