ScrambleAfrica

0th

Percentile

The Long-run Effects of the Scramble for Africa

a pseudo-panel of 49 countries

number of observations : 1212

number of individual observations : 2-112

country : Africa

JEL codes: D72, D74, F51, J15, O15, O17, Z13

Chapter : 08

Keywords
datasets
Usage
data(ScrambleAfrica)
Format

A dataframe containing:

country

country code

group

ethnic group name

conflicts

number of conflicts

split

dummy for partitioned ethnic area

spillover

spillover index, the fraction of adjacent groups in the same country that are partitioned

region

the region

pop

population according to the first post-independance census

area

land area

lake

lakes dummy

river

rivers dummy

capital

dummy if a capital city falls in the homeland of an ethnic group

borderdist

distance of the centroid of the area from the national border

capdist

distance of the centroid of the area from the capital

seadist

distance of the centroid of the area from the sea coast

coastal

dummy for areas that are by the sea coast

meanelev

mean elevation

agriculture

index of land suitability for agriculture

diamond

diamond mine indicator

malaria

malaria stability index

petroleum

oil field indicator

island

island dummy

city1400

dummy for areas with major city in 1400

References

Michalopoulos, Stelios and Elias Papaioannou (2016) “The Long-run Effects of the Scramble for Africa”, American Economic Review, 106(7), 1802--1848, 10.1257/aer.20131311 .

Aliases
  • ScrambleAfrica
Documentation reproduced from package pder, version 1.0-1, License: GPL (>= 2)

Community examples

Looks like there are no examples yet.