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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

The Long-Term Effects of Africa's Slave Trades

Nathan Nunn

NBER Working Paper No. 13367
Issued in September 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

A previous version of this paper was circulated under the title "Slavery, Institutional Development, and Long-Run Growth in Africa". I thank Daron Acemoglu, Robert Bates, Albert Berry, Loren Brandt, Jon Cohen, Bill Easterly, Stanley Engerman, Azim Essaji, Joseph Inikori, Martin Klein, Pat Manning, Ted Miguel, Jim Robinson, Aloysius Siow, Ken Sokoloff, Dan Trefler, Chris Udry, Jeffrey Williamson, and seminar participants at the University of British Columbia, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, Harvard University, University of Michigan, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, University of Rochester, University of Southern California, University of Toronto, York University, the CIFAR, SED Conference, CEA Meetings, SSHA Meetings, ITAM Summer Camp in Macroeconomics, IEHC, NBER, and WGAPE meetings for valuable comments and suggestions. I thank Maira Avila and Ken Jackson for excellent research assistance. 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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