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Property Formation in Weak States: Theory and Evidence from Imperial Brazil

October 31 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
802 International Affairs Building, 420W 118th Street
New York, NY 10027 United States
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Local elites are assumed to resist state attempts at reforming property systems out of fear of disempowerment. I propose a theory to explain why traditional authorities might support, and comply with, state-backed property rules in contexts of limited statehood. In...

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