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NATIONAL BUREAU OF ECONOMIC RESEARCH

Why is Economic Policy Different in New Democracies? Affecting Attitudes About Democracy

Adi Brender, Allan Drazen

NBER Working Paper No. 13457
Issued in October 2007

---- Acknowledgements -----

We thank seminar participants at George Mason University, George Washington University, the University of Maryland, the 2007 SED meetings, the 2007 Collective Choice Conference, and the Spring 2007 Program meeting of the NBER Political Economy Program, especially our discussant Bard Harstad, as well as Peter Murrell and Razvan Vlaicu for very helpful comments. Amir Marchak, Lior Gallo and Sagie Dagan for superb research assistance. Drazen wishes to thank the National Science Foundation, grant SES-0418482, for financial support. Part of this paper was written while visiting the research department of the Bank of Israel, whose hospitality the second author gratefully acknowledges. 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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