The development push of refugees:evidence from Tanzania

Maystadt, Jean-Francois and Duranton, Gilles (2014) The development push of refugees:evidence from Tanzania. Working Paper. Lancaster University, Department of Economics, Lancaster.

[img]
Preview
PDF (RefugeesTanzania)
RefugeesTanzania.pdf - Published Version

Download (913kB)

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.

Item Type:
Monograph (Working Paper)
Subjects:
ID Code:
71216
Deposited By:
Deposited On:
13 Oct 2014 13:16
Refereed?:
No
Published?:
Published
Last Modified:
24 Nov 2020 10:05