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 less likely to have centralized hierarchical institutions.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Two Step Least Squares RegressionMostly Supported5 of 8 variables in predicted directionR^2=0.502UNKNOWN