Lobbies and Technology Diffusion
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We appreciate the superb research assistance of Erick Gong, Kristy Mayer and Bess Rabin. The paper has benefited from the comments of Daron Acemoglu, Philippe Aghion, Manuel Amador, Heski Bar-Isaac, Roland Benabou, Mark Doms, Catherine Haffer, Mike Kremer, David Laibson, John Leahy, Adam Przeworski, Paul Romer, Gilles Saint-Paul, Betsy Stevenson, Xavier Tafunell, Jim Robinson, Romain Wacziarg, Richard Zeckhauser and seminar participants at Harvard, San Francisco Fed, Stanford Business School, the NBER Summer Institute and NYU. Comin thanks financial assistance from the NSF and C.V. Starr Center for Applied Economics. The views expressed in this paper solely reflect those of the authors and not necessarily those of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, nor those of the NBER, nor those of the Federal Reserve System as a whole.