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Demographic Pressure and Institutional Change: Village-Level Response to Rural Population Growth in Burkina Faso

Margaret S. McMillan, William A. Masters, Harounan Kazianga

Chapter in NBER book African Successes, Volume I: Government and Institutions (2016), Sebastian Edwards, Simon Johnson, and David N. Weil, editors (p. 103 - 143)
Published in September 2016 by University of Chicago Press
© 2016 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in Research on Africa

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We are grateful to the NBER African Successes Project for financial support, and thank Moussa Kabore and colleagues in the Direction de la Prospective et des Statistiques Agricoles et Alimentaires (DPSAA) of Burkina Faso for survey implementation, Jose Castillo for research assistance, and Jun Folledo of IFPRI for GIS calculations. The paper was much improved by valuable suggestions from Will Dow and other participants at the Zanzibar Conference of the NBER African Successes Project, August 3-5, 2011, as well as comments from Rohini Pande and Remi Jedwab.

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