Reference : Impact of mining boom on the quality of public goods in Sub-Saharan Africa
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Business & economic sciences : Economic systems & public economics
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/48447
Impact of mining boom on the quality of public goods in Sub-Saharan Africa
English
Bertinelli, Luisito mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Department of Economics and Management (DEM) >]
Bourgain, Arnaud mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance (FDEF) > Department of Economics and Management (DEM) >]
Sep-2021
1
University of Luxembourg
DEM Discussion Papers
16
Yes
Luxembourg
Luxembourg
[en] mining ; resource boom ; mining areas ; public goods ; Sub-Saharan Africa
[en] In this paper, we investigate the impact of public mining revenues on perception indicators of public goods quality in five mining countries that have recently experienced a boom in their government revenues: Burkina Faso, Ghana, D.R. Congo, Tanzania, and Zambia. The effect of the tax revenue boom is identified using a difference-in-differences estimation strategy. Our estimations indicate that people living in mining regions as having a sense of structural disadvantage in terms of the provision of public goods; however, this perception is pro-cyclical in the presence of resource booms/busts. Our results hold even after taking account of the possible endogeneity of our measure of resource revenue.
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http://hdl.handle.net/10993/48447

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