We study the effects of titles on parcel valuation and urban land market development (real estate transfers, rentals, and mortgages), and the dynamics of deregularization by exploiting a natural experiment in the allocation of land titles to very poor families in a suburban area of Buenos Aires, Argentina. This natural experiment has been previously exploited to study effects of land titling on child health (Galiani and Schargrodsky 2004), on the formation of beliefs (Di Tella et al. 2007), and on investment, credit access, household structure, and educational achievement (Galiani and Schargrodsky 2010).
- WIDER Working Paper
- WP/88 The Dynamics of Land Titling Regularization and Market Development
- Sebastian Galiani and Ernesto Schargrodsky
- Publication date:
- December 2011
- land titling, deregularization, titling premium
- O10, P14, Q15
Land Inequality and Decentralized Governance in LDCs
- UNU-WIDER gratefully acknowledges the financial contributions to the project by the Finnish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency—Sida, and the financial contributions to the research programme by the governments of Denmark (Ministry of Foreign Affairs), and the United Kingdom (Department for International Development).