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dc.contributor.advisorNorth, Charles Mark, 1964-
dc.contributor.authorAldaz, Raul.
dc.contributor.otherBaylor University. Dept. of Economics.en
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-15T17:54:04Z
dc.date.available2008-04-15T17:54:04Z
dc.date.copyright2007
dc.date.issued2008-04-15T17:54:04Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/5141
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 52-54).en
dc.description.abstractA familiar proposition from the literature on geography, institutions, and economic performance is that certain natural resources like mineral deposits or cash crops can create a "resource curse." In Ecuador, cash crops production did not create this effect. Instead, the agrarian institutions in provinces with cash crops production allowed more wealth accumulation than the institutions of the provinces where these products were not available. This paper argues that sixteenth-century population differences across Ecuadorian regions led to distinct agrarian institutions, and that the evolution of these institutions perpetuated specific economic outcomes. In particular, the Ecuadorian highlands had more extractive agricultural institutions than the coast. This institutional variation might explain why the coastal provinces rely less on agriculture today despite producing cash crops. Statistical analysis suggests that institutional differences might explain why the Ecuadorian coast has a higher per capita income and less extreme poverty than the provinces in the highlands.en
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Raul Alberto Aldaz Pena.en
dc.format.extentvii, 54 p. : ill., maps.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en
dc.subjectAgriculture -- Economic aspects --- Ecuador.en
dc.subjectInstitutional economics.en
dc.subjectAgriculture --- Ecuador -- History -- 16th century.en
dc.subjectEcuador -- History -- 16th century.en
dc.subjectEcuador -- Economic conditions.en
dc.titleGeography, history, and economic performance: the emergence and evolution of agrarian institutions in Ecuador.en
dc.typeThesisen
dc.description.degreeM.S.Eco.en
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen
dc.contributor.departmentEconomics.en


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