NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Democracy, Technology, and Growth

Philippe Aghion, Alberto Alesina, Francesco Trebbi

NBER Working Paper No. 13180
Issued in June 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

The authors are particularly grateful to Daron Acemoglu for his comments. We also benefitted from discussions with Matilde Bombardini, Elhanan Helpman Guido Tabellini and seminar participants at a CIAR meeting in Toronto for comments, and we thank Daron Acemoglu, Simon Johnson, Jim Robinson, and Pierre Yared for sharing their data. Andrea Asoni provided excellent research assistance. Trebbi kindly acknowledges financial support from the Initiative on Global Financial Markets. 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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