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Attack Assignments in Terror Organizations and The Productivity of Suicide Bombers

Efraim Benmelech, Claude Berrebi

NBER Working Paper No. 12910
Issued in February 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank Gary Becker, Lauren Cohen, Mark Garmaise, Ed Glaeser, Caroline Hoxby, Esteban Klor, Emily Oster, Yona Rubinstein, Jesse Shapiro, Andrei Shleifer, Jeremy Stein, Ivo Welch, Luigi Zingales, and seminar participants at Brown University, Harvard-MIT organizational economics seminar, MIT Sloan, NBER National Security Summer Institute, NBER Education Summer Institute, Northwestern, and The University of Chicago. Shadi Nasser provided excellent research assistance. All errors are our own. Benmelech thanks the Warburg fund at Harvard University for financial support. This document has not been subject to formal review by the RAND Corporation. The opinions and conclusions are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the opinions or policy of the RAND Corporation or its research clients and sponsors. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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