NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH
NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Detecting Illegal Arms Trade

Stefano DellaVigna, Eliana La Ferrara

NBER Working Paper No. 13355
Issued in August 2007

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Keith Chen, Lauren Cohen, Raymond Fisman, Mariassunta Giannetti, Ben Hermalin, Chang-Tai Hsieh, Ethan Kaplan, Lawrence Katz, Ulrike Malmendier, Ted Miguel, Jesse Shapiro, Uri Simonsohn, Justin Wolfers, and audiences at the Catholic University of Milan (Italy), Columbia University, Princeton University, Stockholm (SITE), UC Berkeley, the University of Maryland-College Park, the University of Rome (Tor Vergata, Italy), the University of Toulouse, ULB-Bruxelles, Yale University (SOM), the BREAD-CESIfo conference in Venice, the NBER Labor Studies Spring Meeting, the NBER Political Economy Summer Meeting, the NEUDC conference at Cornell, and the Inequality and Development conference at Namur provided useful comments. We thank Loretta Bondi and Oliver Sprague for helpful discussions on arms embargoes. Maria Aleksynska, Scott Baker, Thomas Barrios, and Silvia Redaelli provided excellent research assistance. La Ferrara acknowledges financial support from the Polarization and Conflict Project CIT-2-CT-2004-506084 funded by the European Commission-DG Research Sixth Framework Programme. 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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