Ana María Ibáñez

Ana María Ibáñez is the Chair of the Department of Economics at the Universidad de Los Andes.

Content by Ana María Ibáñez
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    Data: Clientelism and state capacity: persistence and change in Sierra Leone and Colombia

    We use the colonial organization of chieftaincy in Sierra Leone to study the e↵ect of constraints on chiefs’ power on economic outcomes, citizens’ attitudes and social capital. A paramount chief must come from one of the ruling families originally recognized by British colonial authorities. Chiefs face fewer constraints and less political competition in chiefdoms with...

    1 Mar 2019

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    Clientelism and state capacity: Persistence and change in Sierra Leone and Colombia

    Governments of developing countries frequently lack the ability to control or organize their territory, and their politicians often lack incentives to make socially efficient decisions for the country, especially regarding the provision of essential public goods such as law and order, infrastructure and education. Western countries such as the UK or the US faced similar...

    4 Sep 2014 | James Robinson, Daron Acemoglu, Ana María Ibáñez