The local variability of rainfall and tribal institutions: the case of Sudan

Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization Vol/Iss. 39(1999) Elsevier Published In Pages: 263-291
By Nugent, Jeffrey B., Sanchez, Nicholas


Tribal societies in Sudan that experience more local spatial rainfall variability will be more likely to establish more common property rights.


Common property rights are defined as an institution whereby "all members have access to all land controlled by a tribe."


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Two Step Least Squares RegressionSupported5 of 6 variables in predicted directionR^2=0.742UNKNOWN