Precolonial institutions and deforestation in Africa
Land Use Policy • Vol/Iss. 51(2016) • Elsevier • • Published In • Pages: 150-161 •
By Larcom, Shaun, van Gevelt, Terry, Zabala, Aiora
Areas where leaders were appointed by election from above in precolonial times are now more likely to have less deforestation than those with hereditary succession.
Controls: Current institutions, population density, geographic controls, economic development controls, forest stock controls, country fixed effects (n=642)
|Variable Name||Variable Type||OCM Term(s)|
|Deforestation||Dependent||Land Use, Lumbering|
|Succession system||Independent||Community Heads|