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L'Étranger: Status, Property Rights, and Investment Incentives in Côte d'Ivoire

L'Étranger: Status, Property Rights, and Investment Incentives in Côte d'Ivoire Abstract: This study uses data from Côte d'Ivoire to show that "outsider" households have relatively small land holdings and less complete rights over land than locals. It then demonstrates a link between property rights and investment incentives by looking at the decision to leave land fallow. "Outsiders" fallow a smaller proportion of their land, indicating that their farms are left uncultivated for shorter periods. This is only partly explained by their incomplete property rights and relative land-poverty. These differences in investment patterns lead to lower yields per hectare. (JEL O12, Q15) http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Land Economics University of Wisconsin Press

L'Étranger: Status, Property Rights, and Investment Incentives in Côte d'Ivoire

Land Economics , Volume 86 (4) – Apr 4, 2010

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Abstract: This study uses data from Côte d'Ivoire to show that "outsider" households have relatively small land holdings and less complete rights over land than locals. It then demonstrates a link between property rights and investment incentives by looking at the decision to leave land fallow. "Outsiders" fallow a smaller proportion of their land, indicating that their farms are left uncultivated for shorter periods. This is only partly explained by their incomplete property rights and relative land-poverty. These differences in investment patterns lead to lower yields per hectare. (JEL O12, Q15)

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Land EconomicsUniversity of Wisconsin Press

Published: Apr 4, 2010

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