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Sandra Joireman

Sandra Joireman is Associate Professor of Political Science, St Bonaventure University and Wheaton College.

Listed in: African Studies · Eritrea · Ethiopia · Public Policy · African History

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Property Rights & Political Development in Ethiopia & Eritrea
By Sandra Joireman

This book looks at the microfoundations of poverty in the developing world and in particular those present in property rights. The local institutions that govern land access are fundamental in affecting the distribution of wealth in a society. Property rights matter because they affect political development and economic growth. Development economists and policy makers often work on the assumption that property rights evolve from collective to more specified systems.

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