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Title
The development push of refugees : evidence from Tanzania
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Abstract
We exploit a 1991-2010 Tanzanian household panel to assess the effects of the temporary refugee inflows originating from Burundi (1993) and Rwanda (1994). We find that the refugee presence has had a persistent and positive impact on the welfare of the local population. We investigate the possible channels of transmission, underscoring the importance of a decrease in transport costs as a key driver of this persistent change in welfare. We interpret these findings as the ability of a temporary shock to induce a persistent shift in the equilibrium through subsequent investments rather than a switch to a new equilibrium in a multiple-equilibrium setting.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of economic geography. - Oxford, 2000, currens
Journal of economic geography. - Oxford, 2000, currens
Publication
Oxford : 2019
ISSN
1468-2702 [print]
1468-2710 [online]
1468-2710 [online]
Volume/pages
19 :2 (2019) , p. 299-334
ISI
000462715200002
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UAntwerpen
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Last edited 26.09.2021
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