Colonial Data

On this page you can find the data that I collected on former French West Africa. 

Please refer to Huillery (2009), Huillery (2011), Huillery(2014) when using this data (full references on child page "papers"). 


  • Political Data: data on political events that occurred in colonial districts over 1906-1956 [Stata File] [Documentation]


  • Public Finance Data: data on taxes and public expenditures at the district level over 1910-1960 [Stata File] [Documentation]


  • Pre-Colonial and Geographical Data: data on pre-colonial political regime, colonial conquest and gegraphical characteristics of colonial districts [Stata File] [Documentation]