Peer effects in the adoption of property rights : experimental evidence from urban Tanzania

@inproceedings{Collin2013PeerEI,
  title={Peer effects in the adoption of property rights : experimental evidence from urban Tanzania},
  author={Matthew Collin},
  year={2013}
}
This paper investigates the presence of endogenous peer effects in the adoption of formal property rights. Using data from a unique land titling experiment held in an unplanned settlement in Dar es Salaam, I show a strong, positive impact of neighbour adoption on the household’s choice to purchase a land title. I also show that this relationship holds in a separate, identical experiment held a year later in a nearby community, as well as in administrative data for over 40,000 land parcels in… CONTINUE READING

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