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Impact of mining boom on the quality of public goods in Sub-Saharan Africa

Luisito Bertinelli and Arnaud Bourgain

DEM Discussion Paper Series from Department of Economics at the University of Luxembourg

Abstract: "In this paper, we investigate the impact of public mining revenues on perception " indicators of public goods quality in five mining countries that have recently experienced a boom in their government revenues: Burkina Faso, Ghana, D.R. Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia. The effect of the tax revenue boom is identified using a difference-in-differences estimation strategy. Our estimations indicate that people living in mining regions as having a sense of structural disadvantage in terms of the provision of public goods; however, this perception is pro-cyclical in the presence of resource booms/busts. Our results hold even after taking account of the possible endogeneity of our measure of resource revenue.

Keywords: mining; resource boom; public goods; mining areas; Sub-Saharan Africa. (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I31 O13 O55 Q33 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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