This article presents a new data set of institutional indicators for Zambia covering the period 1947–2007. Coverage is of political rights and freedoms, property rights, and political instability. The new data set can be usefully employed to explore the interactions of different institutional dimensions and their linkage with economic growth in the long run. Such an analysis would help explore the question of whether, in the case of Zambia, institutional factors are key drivers of economic growth in accordance with the new institutional economics view. An additional advantage is that the new indicators are comparable to the similar data sets for Zimbabwe and Malawi, which can facilitate cross-country analysis.

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