Economics at your fingertips  

Going digital: Credit effects of land registry computerization in India

Klaus Deininger and Aparajita Goyal

Journal of Development Economics, 2012, vol. 99, issue 2, 236-243

Abstract: By improving access, without altering the underlying information, computerization of land registration provides a unique case to test for credit supply effects of improved land administration that have often been elusive in the literature. We exploit the variation in the timing of the shift from manual to digital operation of Andhra Pradesh's 387 subregistry offices during the state-wide rollout of this intervention between 1999 and 2005. Administrative data on credit disbursed and registered land transactions from 1995 to 2007 point to significant, though quantitatively modest, increases in credit access in urban but not rural areas. Institutional factors allow us to explain these results.

Keywords: Land registration; Credit; Transactions; Information; Technology; India (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G28 Q24 R51 R52 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (24) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only

Related works:
Working Paper: Going digital: credit effects of land registry computerization in India (2010) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link:

DOI: 10.1016/j.jdeveco.2012.02.007

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of Development Economics is currently edited by M. R. Rosenzweig

More articles in Journal of Development Economics from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Catherine Liu ().

Page updated 2023-05-18
Handle: RePEc:eee:deveco:v:99:y:2012:i:2:p:236-243